Chandler Highway Upgrade

Fixing one of Melbourne’s worst bottlenecks


2.3kmof extra traffic lanes


6New six lane bridge crossing the Yarra


The Chandler Highway has been upgraded to improve traffic flow and provide smoother journeys in Melbourne’s inner north.

Major roadworks have seen the highway widened to six lanes and a new bridge constructed to provide relief for the 44,000 road users who use the crossing every day.

As part of the upgrade we have also:

  • upgraded the Heidelberg Road and Chandler Highway intersection
  • added new traffic lights at the Chandler Highway and Yarra Boulevard intersection
  • improved walking and cycling paths
  • improved stormwater drainage and lighting.

Over the coming months the original 126-year-old bridge will be converted into a walking and cycling path to create better routes and safer crossings. Landscaping will also continue around the Yarra River and under the two bridges.

Work started on the $110 million upgrade in 2017 with completion expected by late 2019.

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Major Road Projects Victoria oversees the Chandler Highway Upgrade. Visit the project website for more information.

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