The project is being delivered in 3 stages:

  • Princes Freeway Interchanges Upgrade - Stage 1
  • McGregor Road Upgrade - Stage 2
  • Racecourse Road Upgrade - Stage 3.

The Pakenham Roads Upgrade is an Australian government initiative being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria.

Construction of Stage 1 of the Pakenham Roads Upgrade is underway, and early works continue on Stages 2 and 3.

View a downloadable version of the Princes Freeway interchanges upgrade map (PDF, 168.4 KB)


The Pakenham Roads Upgrade will deliver:

  • reduced bottlenecks and improved traffic flow
  • safer outcomes for all road users
  • more walking and cycling options
  • better connections to and from the Princes Freeway and the rapidly expanding Pakenham Employment Corridor, as well as to the town centre.

Investing in Pakenham

Pakenham is home to around 70,000 people and nearly 8000 jobs. The suburb has grown rapidly over the last 20 years, increasing congestion on the local road network.

The Pakenham Roads Upgrade is part of a wider investment in improving transport infrastructure in Pakenham including level crossing removals at Racecourse Road, McGregor Road and Main Street, 2 new train stations at Pakenham and upgrades to Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road.

Together, these projects will create a more efficient transport network for Pakenham, reducing bottlenecks, improving connectivity and safety for all road users.

Interactive map

Use our interactive map below to get to know what is planned for the Pakenham Roads upgrade project. The map highlights what we're doing to fix the roads you use every day.  Zoom in to see the detailed reference design for the upgrade.


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