O’Herns Road Stage 2 a step closer

3 July, 2019O'Herns Road Upgrade


Stage 2 of the O’Herns Road Upgrade is one step closer, with the project receiving environmental approval from the Federal Government in June 2019.

We can now get moving on the vital second stage of the project that will improve traffic flow and slash travel times for tens of thousands of drivers each day.

The upgrade will provide safer and more reliable journeys for people in Melbourne’s rapidly growing outer northern suburbs.

The project is being delivered in two stages.

Stage 1 involved the upgrade of the High Street intersection and was completed in early 2019, easing congestion and boosting traffic flow for the 30,000 drivers travelling through the area every day.

Stage 2 includes duplicating O’Herns Road between Hume Freeway and Redding Rise, building three new intersections with traffic lights, developing a new interchange at the Hume Freeway and adding extra lanes on the freeway between O’Herns Road and Cooper Street.

Over the past 2 years, we’ve been working with the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy to secure the required environmental approvals to allow work to commence on Stage 2.

The Federal Government has recently approved the project’s approach to managing the area’s biodiversity and places of natural significance including possible impacts to the local endangered Golden Sun Moth and vulnerable Growling Grass Frog populations.

Early works and site investigations have already been undertaken along O’Herns Road and the Hume Freeway in Epping, including geotechnical drilling.

The contract to build Stage 2 of the upgrade will be awarded in the coming months with construction to begin soon after.

For more information see the O’Herns Road project page.

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