We’re adding extra lanes on Bridge Inn Road between Plenty and Yan Yean Roads, installing new traffic lights, upgrading intersections and building a new bridge over Plenty River.


As part of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add extra lanes in each direction
  • install traffic lights at Cookes Road and Garden Road
  • build a bridge over Plenty River and upgrade the existing bridge
  • install safety barriers along the road
  • upgrade the intersections at Schotters Road, Vantage Point Boulevard and Painted Hills Road
  • install traffic lights near Ivanhoe Grammar School, including a pedestrian crossing to improve access to local schools
  • build a new shared walking and cycling path.


This upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide better access to the new Mernda train station
  • enhance connectivity to residential developments and employment opportunities in the north
  • provide easier access to the proposed Mernda town centre
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes by adding safety barriers.
Bridge Inn Rd Map - November 2019

Project update

We anticipate appointing a contractor to work through a detailed planning phase for the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade in mid to late 2021.

This phase will include developing a detailed construction program. It will likely also involve site investigations such as locating utility services and getting a better understanding of road and ground conditions.

We expect to start the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade in the first half of 2022.


For more information about the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade, visit Engage Victoria.

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