Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne
The upgrade will increase capacity and improve safety and traffic flow on Yan Yean Road, from Diamond Creek Road to Kurrak Road.
Construction on started in December 2017 and is expected to be completed by mid-2019.
The Victorian Government is investing $131.2 million to fund the Yan Yean Road Upgrade.
Stage 1 of the upgrade includes:
- removing dangerous road bends, including the bends at Howell Road and Sutherland Road
- widening the road from one to two lanes in each direction between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road
- upgrading the intersections at Diamond Creek Road, River Avenue, Memorial Drive, Kurrak Road and the Nillumbik Shire Council Recycling and Recovery Centre with optimised traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings
- adding a centre safety barrier to help prevent head-on crashes
- adding service lanes to provide safe access to residential properties
- building a new shared walking and cycling path along the full length on the west side of the road
- building new footpaths along sections on the east side of the road.
Future-proofing Yan Yean Road to match the area's rapid growth
The Yan Yean Road Upgrade is being delivered by the Major Road Projects Authority. Visit the project website for more information.
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