For Stage 1, we added traffic lights at the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection. For Stage 2, we’re building a new interchange at the Hume Freeway and adding extra lanes on the freeway and O’Herns Road.
We’re upgrading O’Herns Road in two stages:
- Stage 1: We've upgraded the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection with traffic lights which was completed early 2019
- Stage 2: We're duplicating O’Herns Road between Hume Freeway and Redding Rise, building three new intersections with traffic lights, developing a new interchange at the Hume Freeway and adding extra lanes on the freeway between O’Herns Road and Cooper Street. Stage 2 is due for completion in mid-2021.
As part of Stage 1, the old roundabout was converted to an intersection with traffic lights, slip lanes and right turn lanes. New on-road bike lanes have also been introduced to connect to nearby walking and cycling paths and increase rider safety.
Construction on Stage 2 of the O’Herns Road Upgrade started in September 2019 and is due for completion in mid-2021. VEC Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract to deliver this important stage of the project.
The upgrade will improve traffic flow and access to the Hume Freeway, providing safer and more reliable journeys for motorists in Melbourne’s north.
Construction started in February 2018
$103 million investment
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