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About Peninsula Link

Peninsula Link opened on 18 January 2013.

Peninsula Link is a toll-free 27 kilometre road link between EastLink at Carrum Downs and the Mornington Peninsula freeway at Mount Martha. Peninsula Link enables motorists to travel from Melbourne's CBD to Rosebud without experiencing a traffic light.

Peninsula Link saves people time, with a full trip between Mt Martha and Carrum Downs taking just 17 minutes. This is a saving of up to 40 minutes in peak periods.

Management of Peninsula Link

Peninsula Link will be operated and maintained by Lendlease on behalf of Southern Way for a period of 25 years. At the end of this term, the road and all assets will be returned to the State for ongoing management.

Lendlease is committed to making Peninsula Link safe and efficient for all users. 

  • Provides roadside assistance via a control and operations centre that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Responds to on-road incidents, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Operates and maintains all critical road infrastructure 
  • Manages the maintenance of the road way to maximise its life
  • Maintains 25 kilometres of shared use path that runs adjacent to Peninsula Link

Incident response services

The Peninsula Link control room is managed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Control room operators monitor the freeway through a range of measures including:

  • CCTV
  • Speed and vehicle flow detection systems
  • Roadside help phones
  • Patrol and surveillance
  • Clearing dead animals from the pavement

In the event you are involved in an incident on Peninsula Link, drive your car into an emergency stopping lane. There are 34 roadside assist help phones located along both carriageways of Peninsula Link and should be used only if it is safe to do so.

For your safety, please wait in your car for traffic management to attend the scene.

Traffic updates

To keep up to date with the latest traffic news on Peninsula Link and surrounding roads, check the VicRoads website, or follow VicRoads on Twitter for updates: @VicRoads