We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
The upgrade will increase capacity and improve safety and traffic flow on Yan Yean Road, from Diamond Creek Road, Plenty to Kurrak Road, Yarrambat.
Stage 1 of the upgrade included:
- opening Diamond Creek Road intersection at full capacity and two lanes open in each direction between Diamond Creek and Kurrak roads
- removing the dangerous road bends between Sutherland and Howell roads
- upgrading the intersections at Memorial Drive, River Avenue, Browns Lane, Nillumbik Shire Council Recycling and Recovery Centre and Kurrak Road with optimised traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings
- adding centre median and kerbside safety barriers to help prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes
- adding service lanes to provide safe access to residential properties
- building a new shared walking and cycling path along the full length of Yan Yean Road, on the west side
- building new footpaths along sections on the east side of the road.
Major construction for Stage 1 is now complete. Landscaping and minor finishing works are expected to be completed by late 2019.
The Victorian Government has committed funding Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade. This upgrade will:
- 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 and Bannons Lane
- install new roundabouts at Heard and Jorgensen avenues
- upgrade the intersection at Ironbark Road
- add service lanes to give safe access to residential properties
- build new footpaths and walking and cycling paths along the full length of the road
- add centre median and kerbside safety barriers to help prevent head-on and run-off-road crashes.
The project is currently undergoing an Environment Effects Statement (EES), to assess the potential environmental impacts of the upgrade and how they can be minimised and managed.
Future-proofing Yan Yean Road to match the area's rapid growth
The Yan Yean Road Upgrade is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.
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