The Victorian Government has committed funding in the 2021-22 budget to commence planning for the upgrade of Somerton Road in Greenvale, to seek solutions to improve traffic flow and travel times for road users travelling throughout Melbourne’s northern suburbs and increase road network connectivity.


We’re investigating potential options to:

  • upgrade 4km of Somerton Road between Mickleham Road and Roxburgh Park Drive
  • improve key intersections along the road
  • provide better cycling and walking paths in the area
  • improve safety along the road.

View a larger version of the Somerton Road upgrade map (PDF, 144.5 KB)


We’re undertaking planning and development work to inform the Somerton Road upgrade. This includes traffic modelling, planning studies and environmental investigations.

This work will allow us to understand environmental and social impacts, develop design options and confirm scope and costs of different options.


Timelines and milestones will be determined through this detailed planning work and a business case is being developed and anticipated to be finalised in early 2023.