Managing our roads

Our role

The maintenance of roads in Frankston City is shared between Council and VicRoads.

Our responsibility in ensuring a safe and efficient road network in Frankston City is outlined in the Road Management Act 2004 (Vic). Under the Act:

  • Frankston City Council is the coordinating road authority for a municipal road (all roads listed in the Public Road Register).
  • VicRoads is the coordinating road authority for a freeway or arterial road.

As part of our responsibility in the Act, we must maintain a Public Road Register which lists all public roads in Frankston City, along with the coordinating authority.

Learn more about the Public Road Register.

The Road Management Plan outlines the management system adopted by Council to carry out our responsibilities under the Act and how we inspect, maintain and repair public roads. This may include attending to:

  • fallen trees from the nature strip
  • broken or missing pit lids on the nature strip
  • signs on the nature strip
  • potholes
  • road maintenance and reseals.

Learn more about the Road Management Plan or Road Management Act.

Roads not managed by Council

A number of main roads and major thoroughfares in Frankston City are managed and maintained by VicRoads or other authorities.

Where those main roads have a service lane such as Cranbourne Road or Frankston-Dandenong Road, VicRoads maintains the main road while Council manages and maintains the service road.

Roads managed by VicRoads

  • Ballarto Road
  • Baxter-Tooradin Road
  • Cranbourne Road
  • Cranbourne-Frankston Road
  • Dandenong-Hastings Road or Westernport Highway
  • Dandenong Road West
  • Davey Street, between Nepean Highway and Hastings Road
  • Fletcher Road
  • Frankston-Dandenong Road
  • Frankston-Flinders Road
  • Hastings Road
  • Klauer Street
  • Moorooduc Highway
  • Frankston Freeway
  • Lathams Road, from Rutherford Road
  • Nepean Highway
  • Seaford Road
  • Thompson Road
  • Wells Road - Overton Road to Klauer Street

All footbridges over the Frankston Freeway, Wells Road and Brunel Road are Managed by VicRoads.

Road, traffic and hazardous road conditions can be reported to VicRoads.

Roads managed by Peninsula Link

  • Peninsula Link (M11)

Phone Peninsula Link: 1300 453 035

Roads managed by Connect East

  • EastLink (M3)

Phone Connect East: 13 54 65

Roads on the municipality's boundaries

  • Thompson Road, City of Greater Dandenong: 9239 5100
  • Baxter-Tooradin Road Sages Road, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1300 850 600
  • Humphries Road, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1300 850 600
  • Eel Race Road (West of Eel Race drain), Kingston City Council: 1300 653 356

Maintaining roads and footpaths

When you see yellow lines on local roads and footpaths, this is part of Council’s regular maintenance programs to assess any issues with kerbs, roads and footpaths.

Council’s work crews can then easily locate the site to decide on appropriate repairs and to make the area safe within three days.

Asset inspections are conducted between every month to two years depending on risk and location. For example, school areas are checked more frequently than zones with less traffic.

A recent audit showed that 99 per cent of the local pathway network is in good condition and over 95 per cent of roads meet the target condition level.

Road maintenance and reseals

Your council road system has a road transport network of 700km, including 665km of sealed roads. Council's program to treat and resurface selected sealed roads is based on a condition assessment rating. Council main roads and bus routes are routinely patrolled to minimise immediate dangers to the travelling public.

Vic Roads is the road authority for freeways, highways and declared main roads such as Nepean Highway, Cranbourne Road and  Frankston Freeway.

Works in a road reserve

If you wish to carry out works in the road reserve or vehicle crossing, you will need to apply for a permit. Visit our Road reserves and vehicle crossings page for more information.

Current road projects

Roadworks on McKay’s Road, Langwarrin

Works on a roads upgrade will soon commence along McKay’s Road, Langwarrin.

Local residents have been concerned about the dust and conditions of the road and Council has now made the decision to seal the road. This will improve traffic dust and an ongoing improvement of McKay’s Road.

The works are a trial of a bitumen seal in this area – Council will monitor the performance of the newly sealed road to ensure an ongoing improvement of conditions.

The works are scheduled to start on 22 May for a duration of 2 weeks, dependent on weather.  There will be some delays during this time, and access for local traffic only.