Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne
The O'Herns Road upgrade will see changes to the High Street intersection and build a new interchange from O’Herns Road onto the Hume Freeway.
The Victorian and Australian Governments are investing $81 million in the O’Herns Road Upgrade to provide safer and more reliable journeys and better access to the Hume Freeway.
Upgrades at the intersection of O'Herns Road and High Street include:
- introducing traffic lights to improve safety and traffic flow
- adding slip lanes, right turn lanes and a raised platform at the intersection to improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes
- building on-road bike lanes to connect to nearby shared walking and cycling paths.
Once upgrades to the High Street intersection are complete, a new interchange at the Hume Freeway will be built.
The Hume Freeway interchange will include:
- building a full diamond interchange at O’Herns Road, providing direct access to the Hume Freeway
- widening O’Herns Road bridge over the Hume Freeway to help improve traffic flow to the new interchange and match the four-lane section between Redding Rise and Epping Road
- adding one lane in each direction on O’Herns Road between the Hume Freeway and Redding Rise
- adding one new lane in each direction on the Hume Freeway between Cooper Street and O’Herns Road
- creating new on and off ramps at the O’Herns Road interchange, giving direct access to the Hume Freeway if you’re heading to and from the CBD and northern suburbs
- connecting the shared walking and cycling paths on O’Herns Road from Redding Rise to the Hume Freeway and continuing on-road bike lanes on O’Herns Road.
The project will provide easier access to the Hume Freeway in one of the fastest growing areas in Australia
The O'Herns Road Upgrade is being delivered by the Major Road Projects Authority. Visit the project website for more information.
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