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

Current works

Dohertys Road (Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade) Laverton North

We’re continuing to build the Dohertys Road Bridge over the Princes Freeway and preparing to build new traffic lanes on Dohertys Road between Grieve Parade and Gordon Luck Avenue. The speed limit is reduced to 80km/h on sections of the Princes Freeway.

Why Dohertys Road?

This upgrade will help drivers get to their destination sooner and safer.

More than 20,000 cars and trucks rely on this section of Dohertys Road every day.

Dohertys Road connects industrial areas in the west to key freight routes, nearby freeways and the Port of Melbourne.

Many heavy vehicles make right-turns into side roads and driveways, which pose a high safety risk and cause lengthy delays for other road users.

This upgrade will help drivers get to their destination sooner and safer.

Project details

On Dohertys Road, between Fitzgerald Road and Grieve Parade we’re:

  • adding an extra lane in each direction
  • increasing road capacity and improving traffic flow by building a second bridge over the Princes Freeway
  • upgrading five intersections including  – adding new traffic lights at Fitzgerald Road and Hume Road – building roundabouts at Gordon Luck Avenue, Cherry Lane and Cyanamid Street
  • building an overpass for the Federation Trail.

Dohertys Rd East map

View a larger version of the map (PDF, 169.1 KB)


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.

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