We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
O'Herns Road is being upgraded in two stages. Stage 1, which was completed in early 2019 saw the upgrading of the O’Herns Road and High Street with traffic lights.
Stage 2 will see the duplication of O’Herns Road between Hume Freeway and Redding Rise, building three new intersections with traffic lights, developing a new interchange at the Hume Freeway and adding extra lanes between O’Herns Road and Cooper Street.
The Victorian and Australian Governments are investing $103 million in the O’Herns Road Upgrade to provide safer and more reliable journeys and better access to the Hume Freeway.
The Stage 1 upgrade at O'Herns Road and High Street included:
- 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.
The Stage 2 interchange at the Hume Freeway will include:
- building a full diamond interchange at O’Herns Road to provide 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 4-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
- 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.
Construction of Stage 2 is expected to begin in late 2019.
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 Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.
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