Traffic changes

To ensure the safety of drivers and workers, a 60km/h speed limit will be in place from Friday 20 May from Livestock Way to Manks Road for the duration of the upgrade project. The speed reduction will add no more than 3 minutes to travel times.

You may also notice temporary lane closures and reduced speeds on Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road when works are underway.

Research shows that even a small decrease in speed significantly reduces the likelihood and severity of a crash.

Please drive safely and follow traffic controllers’ instructions.

Other safety improvements

In June we’ll be undertaking a range of additional activities onsite to make the road safer during construction. These include:

  • new line marking to ban overtaking
  • installing no overtaking signage
  • installing temporary traffic lights at Hall Road and asphalting and line marking changes to add a right turn lane
  • line marking changes at Ballarto Road to formalise the right hand turn lanes.

Upcoming works

We've started early works in preparation for major construction to commence later in the year.

We’ll start setting up 3 site offices, which will remain in place until the project is completed in 2025. The locations of the site offices are on the corner of Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road and:

  • Hall Road
  • Ellett Road
  • McKays Road.

Other upcoming activities

We’ll be undertaking a range of activities onsite to prepare for the upgrade. These include:

  • installing temporary traffic lights at Healesville-Koo Wee Rup and Hall Road, and on Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road just south of Deep Creek
  • installing safety barriers and fencing from Livestock Way to Manks Road
  • relocating and protecting utilities including service proofing
  • relocating overhead power lines, Telstra assets and the water main
  • removing trees and vegetation where necessary
  • relocating fauna where required
  • building access roads to enable site access
  • land surveying
  • cutting grass along the road
  • resealing sections of the existing Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road.

Night works to install barriers

From late April to end of May we’ll finish installing our long-term safety barriers between Ellett and Manks roads. These works will take place primarily during the day, however, we may need to work for a few nights between 8pm and 6am.

We’ll have traffic controllers in place to guide one lane of traffic through at a time.

During all nightworks we’ll maintain access to local properties and businesses on Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road and side roads. Please allow for extra travel time. Weather may affect our work progress. Please visit Disruptions for the latest updates.

Construction updates