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.

Update

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.

Since our last update, we’ve made good progress on the relocation of underground gas services, stormwater drainage and the pavements and kerbs on O’Herns Road.

We’ve also started building the new eastbound lanes on O’Herns Road and the deck for the widened bridge over the Hume Freeway.

What we're doing next

Throughout November, we’ll:

  • install precast concrete panels to build the walls of the new freeway entry and exit ramps
  • build up earth, install drainage and lay pavement for the new freeway interchange
  • continue intelligent transport systems, signalling and street lighting works
  • start drainage and pavement construction on the westbound lanes of O’Herns Road
  • continue relocating gas services beneath O’Herns Road
  • construct the southern bridge pier
  • pile to create structural supports for the signage structures over the Hume Freeway
  • start laying asphalt on sections of O’Herns Road.

Video

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

Staging the works

Works on Stage 2 involve the establishment of multiple worksites on O'Herns Road, between Redding Rise and the Hume Freeway.

We're building three new traffic light intersections at Koukoura Drive, Edgars Road and Gateway Boulevard, installing new drainage at Edgars Creek, Edgars Road and Koukoura Drive and relocating services.

We’re also building new lanes, installing the traffic lights and new drainage at Edgars Creek and Koukoura Drive, asphalting to connect Gateway Boulevard and upgrading the shared walking and cycling path. At the same time, we’re also widening the bridge over the Hume Freeway and building new on and off-ramps to the freeway.

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