We’ve added traffic lights at the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection. As part of the next stage of the project, we’ll build a new interchange at the Hume Freeway.

Overview

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.
  • 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.

In February 2019 we completed major construction of Stage 1.

As part of the first stage of the upgrade, the roundabout has been 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.

We'll continue minor works such as landscaping at the intersection.

Construction on Stage 2 of the O’Herns Road Upgrade started in September 2019. 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.

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Construction started in February 2018

Improved safety

$103 million investment

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