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Flemington Road interchange upgrade

We are upgrading this busy and complex interchange to improve safety and traffic flows.

Key changes include:

  • two extra lanes on the freeway exit ramp to Flemington Road
  • two new inbound traffic lanes on Mount Alexander Road
  • a wider and longer entry ramp onto CityLink
  • removal of access from Lennon Street to the exit ramp.

Why are improvements needed?

The interchange is no longer able to cope with the volume of traffic passing through it. 

The need to change lanes on Flemington Road generates congestion and unsafe conditions. There have been 12 crashes in the last five years with three serious injuries in the past year alone.

Peak time traffic on the exit ramp queues back onto the freeway almost every morning. Fast moving traffic passing slow or stationary vehicles is a safety concern. It is also a major cause of congestion.

What's involved in the upgrade?

The diagram highlights the key improvements we are making.  

Diagram showing the upgrades to the Flemington Road / Mount Alexander Road / CityLink interchange. 

Freeway exit ramp to Flemington Road

  1. Two extra lanes to stop queues stretching onto the freeway.
  2. Separating traffic earlier according to destination to reduce weaving.
  3. New traffic signals to control traffic flow through the intersection. 

Mount Alexander Road (citybound)

  1. Two new inbound traffic lanes providing easier access Elliot Avenue and reducing queues on Mount Alexander Road. 
  2. Separating traffic earlier according to destination to reduce weaving.
  3. A new bike lane, improving connectivity to the CBD and Elliot Avenue.

Freeway entry ramp (outbound)

  1. Longer, wide ramp and traffic signals to improve traffic flow onto the freeway.

Permanent changes to access from Lennon Street

  1. Removal of unsafe access from Lennon Street to Boundary Road via the freeway exit ramp.

Removal of lemon-scented gums

As part of the upgrade, the narrow traffic island on Flemington Road has been removed. The island included a row of five lemon-scented gums.

We consulted the City of Melbourne and the National Trust about the gums' removal. 

The trees are being recycled into local park furniture. Our costs for the trees' removal are being used for re-greening projects within the City of Melbourne. We are also planting approximately 150,000 shrubs and trees in local reinstatement works.

Temporary bike and footpath diversions

There will be changed conditions or detours on local bike paths and footpaths, including the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail. 

These are listed on our dedicated page for cyclists and pedestrians.

Download the Flemington Road / Mount Alexander Road interchange upgrade fact sheet PDF, 821.1 KB.

Questions?

If you have any questions about what's happening at Mount Alexander Road and Flemington Road then contact us on 1300 783 947 (select option 1) or ctwbullatopower@cpbcon.com.au.