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.

Sunbury Road update

The Sunbury 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 Sunbury Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Powlett Street and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road
  • install traffic lights to replace the roundabouts at Francis Boulevard and Lancefield Road
  • install traffic lights at 600 Sunbury Road
  • upgrade the roundabout at Bulla-Diggers Rest Road
  • upgrade the existing and build a new bridge over the Jacksons Creek
  • build a shared walking and cycling path
  • install safety barriers along the road.

Why Sunbury Road?

More than 24,000 people use Sunbury 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 travel between Sunbury and Melbourne Airport.

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


The upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide more reliable travel between Sunbury and Melbourne Airport
  • make it easier and safer for walking and cycling around the 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 Sunbury Road Upgrade and received over 130 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 Sunbury Road engagement hub.

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