Route 40, Melbourne


Route 40, Melbourne
State (Bell/Springvale) Highway
Australian State Route 40.svg
Formerly Australian State Route 11.svg along Springvale Road
Length 57 km (35 mi)
Direction West-South
From Australian State Route 40.svg Australian State Route 43.svg Australian Route 79.svg
Tullamarine Freeway, Strathmore, Melbourne
via Coburg, Heidelberg, Doncaster, Nunawading, Glen Waverley, Springvale
To Australian State Route 3.svg Nepean Highway, Edithvale, Melbourne
Allocation Heidelberg - Bulleen:
Australian Tourist Route 2.svg
(duplex with Australian State Route 40.svg)

Templestowe Lower - Doncaster:
Australian State Route 47.svg
(duplex with Australian State Route 40.svg)

Doncaster - Donvale:
Australian State Route 36.svg
(duplex with Australian State Route 40.svg)
Major junctions Australian State Route 55.svg Sydney Road
Australian State Route 44.svg Rosanna Road
Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Eastern Freeway / EastLink
Australian State Route 34.svg Whitehorse Road
Australian State Route 26.svg Burwood Highway
Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg Monash Freeway
Australian Alternate Route 1.svg Princes Highway
Australian State Route 49.svg Westall Road
Australian State Route 11.svg Mornington Peninsula Freeway

for full list see major intersections

Route 40, or the Bell / Springvale State Highway is the longest urban highway in Melbourne (other than the Princes Highway) linking Tullamarine Freeway and the Nepean Highway, allotted metropolitan route Australian State Route 40.svg.

The highway experiences considerable congestion. Throughout the 1980s and '90s, the Doncaster Road section carried around 50,000 vehicles per hour at peak, this number dropped in 1997 after the extension of the Eastern Freeway.

Several level crossings are located along the highway, in Edithvale, Springvale, Preston and Coburg. With the completion of works in January 2010 to lower the rail line in Nunawading, plus an older one in Heidelberg, there are now two rail-road grade separations along the route.[1]

The road itself varies in capacity over its length between three-laned dual carriageways and two-way single carriageways. Many junctions such as the Nepean Highway, Princes Highway, Monash Freeway, Eastern Freeway, Hume Highway and Tullamarine Freeway contribute to traffic volumes along Route 40.

Contents

Alternate names

There are a variety of street names along the route, many of which are familiar to motorists and used on radio traffic updates, including:

  • Bell Street (from Strathmore to Heidelberg)
  • Banksia Street (within Heidelberg)
  • Manningham Road (from Bulleen to Doncaster)
  • Williamsons Road (within central Doncaster)
  • Doncaster Road (from Doncaster to Donvale)
  • Mitcham Road (within Donvale)
  • Springvale Road (from Donvale to Chelsea Heights)
  • Edithvale Road (formerly Springvale Road) (from Chelsea Heights to Edithvale)

The original 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan showed the F4 Freeway following the Tullamarine Freeway, Bell and Banksia Streets, to Williamsons Road then joining the F7 Freeway heading south along the Middleborough Road and the Blackburn Road corridor to the F2 Freeway (Dingley Freeway section) between Clayton and Westall Roads (rather than Springvale Road).

Major intersections and suburbs

Bell/Springvale Highway Australian State Route 40.svg
Westbound Distance from
Australian State Route 43.svg Tullamarine Freeway
(km)
Eastbound
End Bell Street Australian State Route 40.svg
continues as Tullamarine Freeway Australian State Route 40.svg Australian State Route 43.svg
to Bendigo
Melbourne / Avalon Airport
0.0 Start Bell Street Australian State Route 40.svg
from Tullamarine Freeway Australian State Route 40.svg Australian State Route 43.svg
UPFIELD RAIL LINE Level Crossing Pedestrian Crossing 2.9 UPFIELD RAIL LINE Level Crossing Pedestrian Crossing
Coburg 3.1 Coburg
Brunswick, Parkville
Sydney Road Australian State Route 55.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Campbellfield, Craigieburn
Sydney Road Australian State Route 55.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne
Nicholson Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
4.2 Melbourne
Nicholson Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne, Reservoir, Epping
St Georges Road Australian State Route 45.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
5.9 Reservoir, Epping, Melbourne
St Georges Road Australian State Route 45.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
EPPING RAIL LINE Level Crossing 6.1 EPPING RAIL LINE Level Crossing
Clifton Hill, Preston
High Street Australian State Route 29.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
6.4 Preston, Clifton Hill
High Street Australian State Route 29.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Clifton Hill, Bundoora
Plenty Road Australian State Route 27.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
6.7 Bundoora, Whittlesea, Clifton Hill
Plenty Road Australian State Route 27.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Fairfield, Reservoir
Albert Street Australian State Route 21.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
8.1 Reservoir, Fairfield
Albert Street Australian State Route 21.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Ivanhoe, Bundoora
Waterdale Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
10.3 Bundoora, Ivanhoe
Waterdale Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Bell Street Australian State Route 40.svg 11.1 Heidelberg
Burgundy Street
Rosanna, Ivanhoe
Upper Heidelberg Road Australian State Route 46.svg

Grade Separated Intersection

continues as Banksia Street Australian State Route 40.svg
HURSTBRIDGE RAIL LINE 11.7 HURSTBRIDGE RAIL LINE
continues as Australian State Route 40.svg 12.6 Greensborough
Lower Heidelberg Road Australian State Route 44.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Heidelberg, Greensborough, To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M80.svg Ring Road
Lower Heidelberg Road Australian State Route 44.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Greensborough, Camberwell; Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway
Lower Heidelberg Road Australian State Route 44.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway; Ivanhoe
Lower Heidelberg Road Australian Tourist Route 2.svg Australian State Route 44.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Australian Tourist Route 2.svg duplexes with Australian State Route 40.svg
YARRA RIVER 13.3 YARRA RIVER
continues as Banksia Street Australian Tourist Route 2.svg Australian State Route 40.svg 13.6 Templestowe, Warrandyte
Bridge Street Australian Tourist Route 2.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Manningham Road Australian State Route 40.svg
Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway; Bulleen, Templestowe
Bulleen Road Australian State Route 52.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
14.0 Ringwood, Frankston via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway; Templestowe, Bulleen
Bulleen Road Australian State Route 52.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway; Bulleen, Templestowe
Thompsons Road Australian State Route 42.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
15.8 Templestowe, Bulleen,
Thompsons Road Australian State Route 42.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway, Templestowe
High Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
17.1 Templestowe, To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway
High Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Manningham Road Australian State Route 40.svg 18.2 Templestowe, Eltham
Williamsons Road Australian State Route 47.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Templestowe, Eltham
Williamsons Road Australian State Route 47.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Williamsons Road Australian State Route 40.svg Australian State Route 47.svg
continues as Williamsons Road Australian State Route 40.svg Australian State Route 47.svg 19.0 Doncaster
End Williamsons Road Australian State Route 40.svg Australian State Route 47.svg
Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png Traffic Lights (clockwise from Williamsons Road)
Doncaster Road Australian State Route 36.svg Australian State Route 40.svg to Donvale and Mitcham
Tram Road Australian State Route 47.svg to Box Hill and Ringwood via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway
Doncaster Road Australian State Route 36.svg to Kew and Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway
Westbound Distance from
Australian State Route 40.svg Australian State Route 47.svg Williamsons Road
(km)
Eastbound
Doncaster 0.0 continues as Doncaster Road Australian State Route 36.svg Australian State Route 40.svg
Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway; Mount Waverley
Wetherby Road Australian State Route 23.svg
Victoria Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
1.7 Victoria Street
Mount Waverley, Clayton; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway
Wetherby Road Australian State Route 23.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Blackburn, Warrandyte
Blackburn Road Australian State Route 13.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
3.3 Warrandyte, Blackburn
Blackburn Road Australian State Route 13.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Doncaster Road Australian State Route 36.svg Australian State Route 40.svg 4.3 continues as Mitcham Road Australian State Route 36.svg Australian State Route 40.svg
continues as Mitcham Road Australian State Route 36.svg Australian State Route 40.svg 5.1 Donvale
Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png Traffic Lights (clockwise from Mitcham Road)
Springvale Road Australian State Route 52.svg to Templestowe and Warrandyte
Mitcham Road Australian State Route 36.svg to Mitcham and Boronia
Springvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg to Nunawading and Glen Waverley
Northbound Distance from
Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Freeway
(km)
Southbound
Donvale 0.8 continues as Springvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg
Ringwood, Dandenong, Frankston
EastLink _Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
0.0 Ringwood, Dandenong, Frankston
EastLink _Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne
Eastern Freeway _Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne
Eastern Freeway _Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Box Hill, Ringwood
Whitehorse Road Australian State Route 34.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
1.6 Ringwood, Box Hill
Whitehorse Road Australian State Route 34.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
LILYDALE RAIL LINE 1.7 LILYDALE RAIL LINE
Forest Hill, Vermont; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
Canterbury Road Australian State Route 32.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
3.4 To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG; Vermont, Forest Hill
Canterbury Road Australian State Route 32.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Burwood, Ferntree Gully, Belgrave; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
Burwood Highway Australian State Route 26.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
5.7 To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG; Belgrave, Burwood
Burwood Highway Australian State Route 26.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Highbury Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png 6.5 Highbury Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Ashburton, Wantirna South; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
High Street Road Australian State Route 24.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
7.9 To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG; Wantirna South, Boronia, Ashburton
High Street Road Australian State Route 24.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
8.6 Glen Waverley
Northbound Distance from
Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg Freeway
(km)
Southbound
Glen Waverley 3.1
Chadstone, Wheelers Hill
Waverley Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
2.2 Wheelers Hill, Chadstone
Waverley Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg Freeway Melbourne / Avalon Airport; Oakleigh, Ferntree Gully; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
Ferntree Gully Road Australian State Route 22.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
0.5 To ;_Ferntree_Gully,_Oakleigh;_Melbourne_via_Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG; Ferntree Gully, Oakleigh; Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg Freeway Melbourne / Avalon Airport
Ferntree Gully Road Australian State Route 22.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
0.0 Dandenong, Warragul; Frankston via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG EastLink
Monash Freeway Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Northbound Distance from
Australian State Route 11.svg Freeway
(km)
Southbound
Dandenong, Warragul
Monash Freeway Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
13.4
Oakleigh, Rowville; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg / Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG
Wellington Road Australian State Route 18.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
12.2 To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg / Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG; Rowville, Oakleigh
Wellington Road Australian State Route 18.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Oakleigh, Melbourne
Princes Highway Australian Alternate Route 1.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
10.6 SPRINGVALE JUNCTION
Clayton, Bentleigh
Centre Road Australian State Route 16.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
To Australian Alternate Route 1.svg Dandenong
Police Road Australian State Route 16.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
To Australian State Route 16.svg Police Road; Dandenong, Oakleigh
Princes Highway Australian Alternate Route 1.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
SPRINGVALE JUNCTION Clayton, Bentleigh
Centre Road Australian State Route 16.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
GIPPSLAND RAIL LINE Level Crossing Queens Avenue / Sandown Road 8.8 GIPPSLAND RAIL LINE Level Crossing Sandown Road / Lightwood Road / Queens Avenue
Moorabbin, Noble Park
Heatherton Road Australian State Route 14.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
7.3 Noble Park, Moorabbin
Heatherton Road Australian State Route 14.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Dandenong; To Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG EastLink
Dingley Arterial Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Under construction
5.0 Dandenong; Frankston via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG EastLink
Dingley Arterial Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Under construction
Blackburn, Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M1.svg
Westall Road Australian State Route 49.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Dingley Village, Blackburn
Westall Road Australian State Route 49.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Keysborough, Dandenong; Ringwood via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG EastLink
Cheltenham Road Australian State Route 10.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
4.1 Dandenong; Frankston via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG EastLink
Cheltenham Road Australian State Route 10.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Dingley Village, Mentone; To Australian State Route 3.svg Melbourne
Lower Dandenong Road Australian State Route 10.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Mentone
Lower Dandenong Road Australian State Route 10.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Narre Warren; Ringwood, Melbourne via Australian Alphanumeric State Route M3.PNG EastLink
Hutton Road Australian State Route 12.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
1.8 Narre Warren
Hutton Road Australian State Route 12.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Mordialloc
Governor Road Australian State Route 12.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Mordialloc
Governor Road Australian State Route 12.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Frankston, Portsea
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
0.0 Frankston, Portsea
Mornington Peninsula Freeway Australian State Route 11.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Springvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg 0.3 Chelsea, Patterson Lakes
Wells Road
To Australian State Route 3.svg Melbourne; Mordialloc, Clayton
Wells Road Australian State Route 23.svg Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Mordialloc, Clayton
Wells Road Australian State Route 23.svg
Patterson Lakes
Wells Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Edithvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg
FRANKSTON RAIL LINE Level Crossing Station Street 2.6 FRANKSTON RAIL LINE Level Crossing Station Street
Start Edithvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg End Edithvale Road Australian State Route 40.svg
Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png Traffic Lights (clockwise from Edithvale Road)
Nepean Highway Australian State Route 3.svg to Frankston and Mornington
Nepean Highway Australian State Route 3.svg to Mordialloc and Melbourne

See also

  • List of Melbourne highways

References

  1. ^ Springvale Road Rail Separation Project. VicRoads. www.vicroads.vic.gov.au. Retrieved on 10 July 2009

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