The Victorian Government has invested $2.2 billion to improve 12 roads in the northern and south eastern outer suburbs, to make it quicker, easier and safer to get to where you need to be.

Craigieburn Road update

The Craigieburn Road Upgrade is part of the Northern Roads Upgrade, which will upgrade six key roads in the north.

The Northern Roads Upgrade will be delivered as Public Private Partnership (PPP). This means we’ll engage a contractor through a competitive process to deliver the design and construction of the road upgrades.   

We released a request for proposal (RFP) on 25 March 2019 to deliver 12 projects as part of the South Eastern and Northern Roads Upgrades. We are currently in the tender evaluation phase of the project and anticipate the contract to be awarded in early 2020. Construction will start from mid to late 2020.

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 the Hume Highway
  • install new traffic lights at Balyang Way, Dorchester Street and Cimberwood Drive
  • upgrade the intersections at Vantage Boulevard, Aitken Boulevard, Lygon Drive, Bridgewater Road, Hanson Road and the Hume Highway on-ramp
  • install a new pedestrian crossing with traffic lights near Craigieburn Sports Stadium and upgrade the pedestrian crossing at Craigieburn Plaza
  • build a shared walking and cycling path
  • install safety barriers along 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 connection for the community and businesses in Wollert and Craigieburn
  • improve access to Craigieburn train station, providing better local and city connections
  • 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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