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.

Epping Road update

The Epping 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 Epping Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue
  • install new traffic lights at Park Street
  • upgrade existing intersections in the area
  • upgrade the pedestrian traffic lights at Taggerty Grove
  • build a shared walking and cycling path
  • install safety barriers along the road.

Why Epping Road?

More than 27,000 people use Epping Road every day.

For several growing suburbs, the road connects you to residential areas, local services, jobs and businesses. It’s also one of the main routes for freight in the Epping and Craigieburn areas.

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 north-south road connectivity
  • provide easier access to jobs and services, including the Epping activity centre, increasing liveability and commercial development opportunities for the Wollert area
  • 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 September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Epping Road Upgrade and received over 180 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 Epping Road engagement hub.

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