One area of Melbourne will suffer traffic pain for the majority of 2020, with an extra HOUR each way added to their journey
Commuters who are trying to avoid replacement buses on the Frankston line are causing major road delays as the train line closure, road closures and detours take its toll.
Along the Frankston line, commuters facing an extra 60 minutes each way on the road as level crossing removal works ramp up in Carrum, Frankston and Cheltenham bringing train line closures, road closures and traffic detours, resulting in many more commuters on the road.
The construction on the new Mordialloc Freeway has also slowed traffic as hundreds of trucks hit the roads around Braeside and Dingley.
Commuters have been the pain could soon be eased, with a new intersection in Carrum at McLeod Rd and Nepean Highway now open, before completion of the crossing removal by February 17.
However, the remainder of 2020 will be a tough year for drivers in the area.
A Department of Transport spokeswoman told the Herald Sun “Our signals team is monitoring traffic conditions around the road closures and tweaking traffic signal sequences where they can to keep people moving.’’