We’re upgrading Yan Yean Road between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road to make journeys in Melbourne's north quicker, easier and safer.

Project overview

This $131.2 million upgrade has transformed Yan Yean Road from a congested two-lane arterial to a four-lane road with improved safety features, six intersections with traffic lights and pedestrian crossings, footpaths and a brand-new shared walking and cycling path.

As part of the upgrade, we:

  • realigned the road to remove dangerous bends
  • widened the road from one to two lanes in each direction
  • upgraded six intersections with traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings
  • installed safety features
  • built a new shared walking and cycling path and footpaths.

Upgrading Yan Yean Road has created safer and more reliable journeys for the 24,000 cars that travel on it between Diamond Creek and Kurrak roads every day.

Major milestones achieved

Stage 1 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade reached a major milestone at the end of July 2019. The Diamond Creek Road intersection is now operating at full capacity and two lanes are open in each direction between Diamond Creek and Kurrak roads.

The intersections of Diamond Creek Road, Memorial Drive, River Avenue, Browns Lane, Kurrak Road and the Nillumbik Shire Council Recycling and Recovery Centre have been upgraded to include traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings, making the road safer for all road users.

Doubling the number of lanes from two to four has delivered a huge boost to capacity for the 24,000 cars using this section of Yan Yean Road each day.

Next steps

Over the coming months you'll see us finishing personal driveways, landscaping and restoring the old the Plenty church. When the weather warms up we’ll be back to do the final layer of asphalt and line marking.

Construction started in December 2017

Diamond Creek Road to Kurrak Road to be completed by mid-2019

$131.2M investment

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