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


Upgrading Yan Yean Road in Melbourne's north will create safer and more reliable journeys for the 24,000 drivers that use this road every day.

Yan Yean Road between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road in Plenty has been transformed from a congested two-lane arterial to a four-lane road with improved safety features, six intersections with traffic lights and pedestrian crossings and brand-new walking and cycling paths.

We’re planning to make Yan Yean Road even better by continuing the upgrade from Kurrak Road, Yarrambat to Bridge Inn Road, Doreen. To improve safety, we’re adding centre median and kerb side safety barriers along the road, installing new traffic lights and roundabouts to upgrade existing intersections and adding a service road for safer access to residential properties. We’re working closely with the local community to refine the design and make sure we balance community needs, safety and environmental impacts.

Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade is currently going through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) to better understand and manage the project’s potential environmental impacts. Read more about the EES.

For an overview of Stage 1 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade, read the project overview fact sheet (PDF, 1.0 MB).

For the latest overview of Stage 2 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade, read the project overview fact sheet (PDF, 581.5 KB).

More information on Stage 1

More information on Stage 2

More information on the EES

Stage 1 constructed between late 2017 and mid-2019

Stage 2 EES on exhibition in August 2020

Minister for Planning to determine outcome of EES by mid-2021

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