Flemington Road interchange upgrade
We've upgraded the Flemington Road/Mount Alexander Road interchange to improve safety and keep traffic flowing through this busy intersection.
Our crews have made a number of changes to this complex and busy interchange to help make it safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists:
- A a new two-lane bridge connecting Mount Alexander Road to Flemington Road has doubled capacity to help ease congestion for trips towards the city.
- Two new lanes on the Flemington Road exit ramp has reduced queuing back onto the freeway.
- Removing access from Lennon Street to Boundary Road has created a safer intersection. Drivers can turn left from Lennon Street onto Flemington Road, and alternative routes are available for Boundary Road access.
- A new shared-use path on the Mount Alexander Road bridge has improved cyclist and pedestrian access throughout the interchange.
- Traffic signal enhancements throughout the interchange keep traffic flowing smoothly.
This map shows how Mount Alexander and Flemington Road drivers and cyclists now travel through the upgraded interchange:
How it works
- Drivers heading towards the eastern suburbs from Mount Alexander Road can stay in the left lane and use the two-lane bridge to travel through the interchange and access Elliott Avenue.
- Drivers travelling to the city can stay in the right lanes and join Flemington Road, or use the right-hand slip lane to access Boundary Road.
- Drivers exiting CityLink onto Flemington Road heading towards the city are reminded to choose their destination early, using the right lanes for Boundary Road and inner Flemington Road lanes, and the left lanes for Church Street, Elliott Avenue and outer Flemington Road lanes.
On-road signage will help guide drivers, cyclists and pedestrians safely through the new interchange. Drivers are reminded to choose their lane early when travelling through the interchange.
Improving your journey
Before the upgrade, this critical section of the road network was unable to cope with the high volumes of traffic that pass through it each day.
Merging and weaving
With so many drivers needing to merge within a very short distance on Flemington Road, safety and congestion problems were common. It was difficult for drivers to change lanes to get to certain destinations.
Twelve crashes were recorded in this section of the road network in the last six years, and in 2015 alone, three people were seriously injured.
Now that the upgrade is complete, traffic movements are separated and more controlled, which has reduced the merging and weaving that causes safety and congestion problems.
Before the upgrade, traffic on the CityLink Flemington Road exit ramp often queued back onto the freeway during peak travel times. This congestion had a flow-on effect, causing delays right back along the freeway, while fast-moving traffic passing by slow or stationary cars was also a safety concern.
This problem has been reduced by two new lanes on the Flemington Road exit ramp, which has now been upgraded from three to five lanes.
If you have any questions about the upgrades to Mount Alexander Road and Flemington Road, contact us on 1300 783 947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.