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.


Major works are continuing on the O’Herns Road Upgrade to improve traffic flow and access to the Hume Freeway. Once complete, the O’Herns Road Upgrade will provide safer and more reliable journeys for motorists in Melbourne’s north.

What we're doing next

In June, we’ll continue:

  • earthworks, drainage, and pavement construction to build the new freeway interchange
  • Installing signage structures on O’Herns Road
  • building the new shared walking and cycling path on O’Herns Road
  • installing new intelligent transport systems, signalling and street lighting on O’Herns Road and the new freeway interchange
  • drainage and pavement construction on the westbound lanes of O’Herns Road.

Traffic impacts

Edgars Road overnight closure

We’re closing Edgars Road at O’Herns Road from 9pm to 5am, Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 June so we can safely install new traffic signals and street lighting. Refer to detour map below.

In the event of wet or windy weather, works will be rescheduled to 9pm to 5am, Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 June.

Edgars Road overnight closure detour map

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O’Herns Road traffic changes
  • We’ve closed Quinlan Road at O’Herns Road until mid-2021 to complete pavement, signage and line marking works.
  • We’ve opened Edgars Road until mid-2021 when we’ll need to complete final works at the intersection.

Look out for variable message signs on your local streets.

O’Herns Road traffic changes March 21

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Watch the O'Herns Road bridge beam installation timelapse - June 2020

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