Design

We’ve opened all new lanes on O’Herns Road and the interchange to the Hume Freeway.

Construction on Stage 2 of the O'Herns Road Upgrade started in September 2019 and was completed in mid-2021.

As part of the upgrade, we built:

  • a new interchange with direct access to the Hume Freeway
  • one new lane in each direction on O’Herns Road between the Hume Freeway and Redding Rise
  • one new lane in each direction on the Hume Freeway between Cooper Street and O’Herns Road
  • new traffic light intersections at Edgars Road and Gateway Boulevard
  • a wider bridge over the Hume Freeway to improve traffic flow to the new interchange
  • a new and upgraded walking cycling path and on-road bicycle lane.

We also installed new traffic lights at the future Koukoura Drive intersection. The remaining connection will be built by Development Victoria.

See how we’ve changed the way you travel on O’Herns Road by watching the video below.

Benefits

As part of stage 2 of the O’Herns Road Upgrade, we have:

  • delivered three new traffic light intersections, enabling better north-south connections between Cooper Street and O’Herns Road
  • reduced traffic lengths and improved traffic flow so you can safely pass through the High Street intersection during a green light
  • given residents in Epping and Epping North better access to the Hume Freeway
  • improved traffic flow on Cooper Street, Miller Street and High Street
  • provided better access for emergency service vehicles
  • increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Watch the video below to see the new interchange to the Hume Freeway.

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Construction partner

VEC Civil Engineering is our construction partner delivering Stage 2 of the O’Herns Road Upgrade.

From Baghdad to Melbourne - watch the inspirational story of Wisam Yazdea, Site Engineer on the O’Herns Road Upgrade in the video below.

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