We’re upgrading Yan Yean Road between Diamond Creek and Bridge Inn roads to make journeys in Melbourne’s north quicker, easier and safer


We’re upgrading Yan Yean Road between Kurrak Road, Yarrambat and Bridge Inn Road, Doreen. The project will improve safety and traffic flow through Plenty, Yarrambat and Doreen.

The project is currently conducting technical investigations in the local area to assist with the ongoing planning and design process for Yan Yean Road Upgrade – Stage 2. You might see workers out and about in the local area carrying out these investigations over the next few months.

The public exhibition for the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for Stage 2 of the project is now closed. The EES was on display for public comment from 31 August to 9 October 2020. Submissions may be closed but you can still read the EES and find out more on the EES tab.

The EES Public Hearing ran over 12 days between 30 November and 16 December 2020. The purpose of the Public Hearing was to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission and was open for anyone to view proceedings. Now that the Public Hearing has concluded, the Inquiry and Advisory Committee will prepare a detailed report and present their findings to the Minister for Planning for consideration.

Have a question?

To find out more about the project, view the fact sheets below or visit the EES tab.


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.

View a larger version of the Yan Yean Road Stage 2 map (PDF, 112.8 KB).

View the roll plot map (PDF, 7.0 MB) for a more detailed version of the project design.


The project will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • 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 two lanes in each direction between Diamond Creek and Bridge Inn roads
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barriers.

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