Proposed scope

We’re upgrading Yan Yean Road between Kurrak Road, Yarrambat and Bridge Inn Road, Doreen. The upgrade will build on benefits provided by Stage 1 to improve safety and traffic flow through Plenty, Yarrambat and Doreen.

For Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade, we'll:

  • widen the road from one to two lanes in each direction between Kurrak and Bridge Inn roads
  • install traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Orchard and Bridge Inn roads
  • install new traffic lights at North Oatlands Road, Bannons Lane and Jorgensen Avenue
  • install new roundabouts at Heard Avenue and Youngs Road
  • upgrade the traffic lights at Ironbark Road
  • build new walking and cycling paths along the full length of the road
  • add centre median and kerb side safety barriers along the road.

The upgrade will:

  • reduce travel times and improve traffic flow
  • improve access to local and growing residential and recreational centres in the north
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk and cycle around your local area
  • provide 2 lanes in each direction between Diamond Creek and Bridge Inn roads
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barriers.


This concept design map was developed in August 2020 and will be updated when a reference design is finalised.

View a larger version of the Yan Yean Road upgrade stage 2 map (PDF, 116.7 KB)

For a more detailed version of the concept design view the Yan Yean Road upgrade roll plot map (PDF, 7.0 MB) developed in August 2020.

Project status

Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2 went through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process in 2020. The Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) appointed by the Minister for Planning to assess the EES, prepared a detailed report and made a recommendation to the Minister for Planning in February 2021. In March 2021, the Minister for Planning released their Assessment and concluded that the upgrade could proceed with some recommended updates.

As expected, the changes in the design exhibited in the EES and recommendations contained in the Minister’s Assessment have resulted in changes to the scope and proposed design of the project.

We’re currently working to refine the project design, obtain environmental and planning approvals required and address the outcomes of the EES to ensure the best outcome for road users, the local community and the surrounding environment.