Suburban Roads Upgrade

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


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The Suburban Roads Upgrade encompasses three projects across different regions.

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

  • Dunnings Road and Palmers Road (Point Cook Road to Princes Fwy)
  • Palmers Road (Princes Fwy to Western Fwy)
  • Derrimut Road (Sayers Road to Dohertys Road)
  • Leakes Road (Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road)
  • Dohertys Road (Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade)
  • Dohertys Road (Foundation Road to Palmers Road)
  • Forsyth Road Interchange
  • Duncans Road Interchange

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

The Northern Roads Upgrade will add extra lanes in the following locations:

  • Childs Road, Mill Park between Beaumont Crescent and Prince of Wales Avenue, with a new bridge over Darebin Creek
  • Sunbury Road, between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road
  • Epping Road, between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue
  • Bridge Inn Road, Doreen in each direction between Plenty Road and Yan Yean Road
  • Craigieburn Road, between Mickleham Road and the Hume Highway
  • Yan Yean Road in Yarrambat, from Kurrak Road to Bridge Inn Road.

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

As part of the South-Eastern Roads Upgrade we will be adding extra lanes in the following locations:

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

Roundabouts will be upgraded at:

  • The intersection of Golf Links, Grant, Warrandyte and Baxter-Tooradin Roads in Langwarrin South
  • Thompsons Road, where traffic lights will be installed at Dandenong-Frankston and Narre Warren-Cranbourne Roads in Cranbourne and Carrum Downs.

Planning is now underway for the northern and south-eastern upgrades.

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


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

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