Chandler Highway Upgrade

Fixing one of Melbourne’s worst bottlenecks

Snapshot

2.3kmof extra traffic lanes

$110minvestment

6New six lane bridge crossing the Yarra

Overview

We’re upgrading the Chandler Highway to improve traffic flow and provide smoother journeys in Melbourne’s inner north. The $110 million upgrade involves widening Chandler Highway and building a second bridge next to the existing one.

As part of the upgrade, we’re:

  • widening Chandler Highway to six lanes
  • building a new bridge to the west of the existing bridge
  • upgrading the Heidelberg Road and Chandler Highway intersection
  • upgrading the Yarra Boulevard and Chandler Highway intersection
  • installing new traffic lights at the Yarra Boulevard and Chandler Highway intersection
  • turning the original 126-year-old bridge into a walking and cycling path
  • building safer bicycle and pedestrian paths that connect to the Main Yarra Trail
  • landscaping around the Yarra River
  • improving storm water drainage and lighting.

Work started in 2017 with the project to be completed in late 2018.

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Project timeline

The Chandler Highway Upgrade is on track to be completed by the end of 2018

More
information

Major Road Projects Authority is overseeing the Chandler Highway Upgrade. Visit the project website for more information.

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