Suburban Roads Upgrade

Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs


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The Suburban Roads Upgrade is a $4 billion investment that will improve 20 priority roads across Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs.

Western Roads Upgrade

Work is underway on the $1.8 billion project that will transform eight priority roads in Melbourne’s western suburbs including:

  • Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, Point Cook, between Point Cook Road and Princes Freeway
  • Palmers Road, Truganina, between Princes Freeway and Western Freeway
  • Derrimut Road, Tarneit, between Sayers Road and Dohertys Road
  • Leakes Road, Truganina, between Fitzgerald Road and Derrimut Road
  • Dohertys Road, Laverton North, between Fitzgerald Road and Grieve Parade
  • Dohertys Road, Truganina, between Foundation Road and Palmers Road
  • Forsyth Road Interchange, Hoppers Crossing
  • Duncans Road Interchange, Werribee/Werribee South.

Funding will also be put towards improvements and maintenance for more than 260 kilometres of road between Footscray and Werribee for the next 20 years.

Northern Roads Upgrade

Planning is underway for the north, that will add extra lanes to:

  • Childs Road, Mill Park between Beaumont Crescent and Prince of Wales Avenue
  • Sunbury Road, Sunbury between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road
  • Epping Road, Epping between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue
  • Bridge Inn Road, Doreen between Plenty Road and Yan Yean Road
  • Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn between Mickleham Road and the Hume Highway.

Intersections will be upgraded along Fitzsimons Lane in Templestowe and Eltham, and traffic lights installed at Leane Drive in Eltham.

South Eastern Roads Upgrade

Planning is underway for the south-east, that will add extra lanes to:

  • Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road, Pakenham South between Princes Freeway and Manks Road
  • Lathams Road, Seaford, between Oliphant Way and Dandenong-Frankston Road
  • Hallam North Road, Endeavour Hills, between Heatherton Road and James Cook Drive
  • Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne, between Thompsons Road and the South Gippsland Highway
  • Pound Road West, Dandenong South, between Abbotts Road and South Gippsland Highway, with a new bridge over the Cranbourne train line.

Road safety and surface improvements will be made along Golf Links and Grant Roads, and the roundabout upgraded at Golf Links, Grant, Warrandyte and Baxter-Tooradin Roads in Langwarrin South.

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One of the biggest investments in outer suburban roads to cater for Melbourne's rapid growth


The Suburban Roads Upgrade is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.

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