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.

Fitzsimons Lane update

The Fitzsimons Lane 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 a 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 Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade, we’ll:

  • install traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Main Road and Porter Street
  • upgrade the intersection at Foote Street
  • install new traffic lights at the Leane Drive T-intersection
  • convert bus lanes to all vehicle use between Porter and Foote Streets
  • install bus priority treatments at upgraded intersections at Porter and Foote Streets
  • upgrade and connect shared walking and cycling paths
  • install safety barriers at key intersections.

Why Fitzsimons Lane?

More than 60,000 people use Fitzsimons Lane every day.

Fitzsimons Lane connects you to jobs in Eltham, Templestowe, local shops and community services. Plus, it’s a key route to many growing suburbs.

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


This upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times through opening lanes to all traffic between Porter and Foote Streets
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area.

Community feedback

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade and received over 570 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 Fitzsimons Lane engagement hub.

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