We’re upgrading Dohertys Road in Laverton North to improve access to key freight routes and industrial areas.

Current works

We’ve completed major works on the Dohertys Road Upgrade.

In February 2021 and over the coming months, we’ll complete service relocation works and continue minor finishing works such as final surface works. To complete these works safely and quickly we may temporarily install barriers and close some roads, lanes and intersections.

Why Dohertys Road?

More than 20,000 cars and trucks rely on Dohertys Road every day. Dohertys Road is a key route within the Western Industrial Precinct, connecting this rapidly growing freight hub to the M80 Freeway Corridor, Princes Freeway, and the Port of Melbourne.

Project details

On Dohertys Road, we’ve:

  • added an extra lane in each direction from Palmers Road to Foundation Road and from Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade
  • built a second bridge over the Princes Freeway, to improve road capacity and traffic flow
  • upgraded six intersections, including new traffic lights at the entrance of Port Phillip Prison, Fitzgerald Road and Hume Road, and new roundabouts at Gordon Luck Avenue, Cherry Lane and Cyanamid Street
  • built a new overpass for the Federation Trail for cyclists and pedestrians to safely cross Dohertys Road
  • created a new walking and cycling path along the west side of Dohertys Road.

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Transforming this key industrial and freight route has many benefits, including:

  • helping freight get to where they need to be safer and sooner
  • improving journey times for all road users with extra lanes
  • keeping cyclists safely away from cars and heavy vehicles
  • boosting road connectivity to some of Melbourne’s biggest growth areas
  • providing a more reliable east-west connection to the freeway network.

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