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About the Project

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is upgrading the intersection of Port Road, West Lakes Boulevard and Cheltenham Parade.  This $6 million State Government funded project will address existing safety and capacity issues and provide better integration with the adjacent Grange Railway Line crossing, by making the following improvements:

  • Road widening in central Port Road median to provide two through lanes and new dedicated right turn lane from West Lakes Boulevard to Port Road;
  • A new through lane northbound from West Lakes Boulevard to Port Road median;
  • Road widening on Cheltenham Parade to provide two through lanes and a dedicated left turn lane from Cheltenham Parade to Port Road;
  • Road widening on Port Road to provide new dual left turn lanes westbound into West Lakes Boulevard and an extension of dual lanes south bound on West Lakes Boulevard;
  • New and upgraded pedestrian ramps and footpaths on both sides of the Port Road median;
  • New and upgraded traffic signals and road lighting;
  • Upgraded pedestrian crossings within the intersection including new pedestrian crossing lights;
  • Dedicated bicycle lanes on all approaches of the intersection and through the intersection; and,
  • New kerb and gutter where road widening is occurring (eastern and western sides of Port Road median area, southern side of West Lakes Boulevard, and eastern side of Cheltenham Parade).

The upgrade is expected to support approximately 15 full time equivalent jobs over the life of the project.

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DPTI COVID-19 Response 

To help safeguard the DPTI project team and the community, we have implemented measures to manage the risks of, and our response to, contracting COVID-19.

These include but are not limited to, increased hygiene practices and limiting face-to-face contact.

The project team will provide construction updates and work notifications via social media, letterbox drops, emails and the Project website. We are also available to speak via telephone (1300 794 880).

There will be no planned community events or information sessions until further notice.

15/05/2020 - Project Notification - Start of main works

January 2020 - Project Update

27/01/2019 - Early Works - relocation of services, within central median at Port Road and Cheltenham Parade intersection

23/07/2019 - Media Release - Port Road, West Lakes Boulevard and Cheltenham Parade intersection upgrade

11/09/2019 - Project notification and Community Information Sessions

Project Timeframe

Main works will commence in late May and are expected to be completed in late 2020, weather permitting.

Contact Us

Should you require further information, please email DPTI at or telephone 1300 794 880

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