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.

We’ve moved traffic onto the new eastbound lanes of O’Herns Road between the Hume Freeway and Manor House Drive.

We also closed the Hume Freeway for a full weekend so we could safely install the final 12 concrete bridge beams on the O’Herns Road bridge and build structural supports for overhead freeway signs

While the freeway was closed, we also installed steel railing on the northern side of the bridge, footings for wire rope safety barriers and street lighting.

What we're doing next

In March, we’ll continue:

  • installing pre-cast concrete retaining panels for the new freeway entry and exit ramps
  • installing new intelligent transport systems, signalling and street lighting
  • drainage and pavement works on the westbound lanes of O’Herns Road
  • earthworks, drainage and pavement construction to build the new freeway interchange.

O’Herns Road traffic changes


  • We’re closing Quinlan Road at O’Herns Road until mid-2021 to complete pavement, signage and line marking works.
  • We’ll open 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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