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

Autumn construction program

Throughout autumn, construction has ramped up to maximise the amount of work we can get done before the wettest months of the year. This means you’ll experience heavier than usual road disruption, as well as some works at night and over the weekend.

Our work program is likely to be disruptive to those who live and work in the project area until construction is complete mid this year.

We’re doing our best to plan works at times when they cause the least inconvenience for residents to keep you moving during construction.

Last month we:

  • Upgraded Heard Avenue at Old Yan Yean Road between Sutherland and Yan Yean roads.
  • Completed earthworks from Browns Lane to north of Kurrak Road.
  • Closed Browns Lane at Yan Yean Road to upgrade the intersection of Browns Lane and Yan Yean Road.
  • Switched traffic onto the new Yan Yean Road alignment north of River Avenue so we can work safely to upgrade the other side of the road.
  • Installed drainage on Yan Yean Road between Howell Road and River Avenue.

This month we’ll:

  • Complete the Browns Lane and Yan Yean Road intersection upgrade.
  • Begin upgrading the intersection of Faneco and Yan Yean roads and Kurrak and Yan Yean roads.
  • Temporarily close the intersection of Mackelroy and Yan Yean roads to widen the intersection and install safety improvements.
  • Switch traffic onto a new section of Yan Yean Road between River Avenue and Browns Lane.
  • Work at night and on weekends to install drainage, lay asphalt and prepare a new service road for future tie in with Yan Yean Road.

Changes to road conditions

To safely construct the new road lanes and keep traffic moving, we need to switch traffic onto the other side of the road. When we’re working close to the road, we’ll need to have one lane open at a time on sections of Yan Yean Road. When this happens, traffic controllers will help manage traffic flow through the single lane. This can cause delays and add extra travel time to your journey.

Night and weekend works

We usually work during the day from Monday to Saturday. Sometimes we'll need to work outside of these hours - both at night and over the weekend. Working at night and on weekends helps to minimise disruption to the road network because we’re working when there are less cars on the road. We’re also able to finish work faster, provide a safer environment for our workers, and complete the project on time. We’ll do our best to plan works at times when they cause least inconvenience for residents while avoiding peak period lane closures and disruption around the area to keep you moving during construction.

Intersection upgrades

We're upgrading six intersections along Yan Yean Road between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road to improve safety all road users travelling through Plenty.

So far, we’ve partially upgraded the intersection of Diamond Creek, Aqueduct and Yan Yean roads, River Avenue and Yan Yean Road, and the Nillumbik Shire Council Recycling Centre. In April, Browns Lane closed at Yan Yean Road to be upgraded. Browns Lane intersection will reopen in mid-May and Faneco Road side of the intersection will close to complete the intersection upgrade. The Kurrak Road intersection will be upgraded over May and June. The Memorial Drive intersection will be upgraded over June and July.

We’re aiming to have the traffic lights operating at the new upgraded intersections by mid-year.

Changes to bus stops

As we widen Yan Yean Road, we need to relocate the bus stops so we can work safely on sections of the road. At times, we’ll set up temporary bus stops while we complete works in a certain area. Eventually, all bus stops will be moved to their ultimate location. The map below shows you where the bus stops are at the moment.

View a larger version of the map (PDF, 121.0 KB)

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