We’re adding extra lanes on Craigieburn Road between Hume Highway and Mickleham Road as well as upgrading intersections and building better walking, cycling and public transport connections.

Craigieburn Road update

We expect to award a contract in early 2020 with construction to start on the Northern Roads Upgrade from mid-to-late 2020. We’ll know more about the exact timing of the Craigieburn Road Upgrade early next year.

See the Craigieburn Road Upgrade November 2019 Community Update for the latest project news.

Project details

As part of the Craigieburn Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Mickleham Road and the Hume Highway
  • install traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Mickleham Road, Waterview Boulevard and Hardy Street
  • build new walking and cycling paths
  • install new traffic lights at Balyang Way, Dorchester Street  and Cimberwood Drive
  • upgrade the intersections at Vantage Boulevard, Aitken Boulevard, Lygon Drive, Bridgewater Road and Hanson Road
  • install a new pedestrian crossing with traffic lights near Craigieburn Sports Stadium
  • upgrade the pedestrian crossing at Craigieburn Plaza
  • install bus priority lanes where space permits
  • install safety barriers both along and in the middle of the road.

Why Craigieburn Road?

More than 28,000 people use Craigieburn Road every day.

We understand that during peak times, there can be major delays on Craigieburn Road.

This upgrade will provide easier access to jobs, services and to Craigieburn station, providing better local and city connections.

Upgrading the road means traffic will flow better, roads will be safer and you can get to where you need to go sooner.

Benefits

This upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide better access to the Hume Highway and northern activity centres
  • improve bus service reliability along Craigieburn Road
  • support better connections for the community and businesses in Craigieburn
  • improve access to Craigieburn train station
  • 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.

Community feedback

In December 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Craigieburn Road Upgrade and received over 400 pieces of feedback. We then provided this feedback to the project team who used it to refine the proposed design.

For more information about what we heard visit the Craigieburn Road engagement hub.

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