We’re upgrading Yan Yean Road between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road to make journeys in Melbourne's north quicker, easier and safer.
Summer construction blitz
From Wednesday 2 January to Thursday 24 January 2019, we’ll work 24 hours a day to upgrade the intersection of Yan Yean, Aqueduct and Diamond Creek Roads in Plenty. We’ll complete 3 months work in 3 weeks, saving residents and all road users from months of ongoing disruptions.
We’ll add more lanes, build new centre medians, relocate utilities, install new traffic signals and lighting, and build a new walking and cycling path.
To complete these works quickly and safely we’ll need to close the Yan Yean, Aqueduct and Diamond Creek Roads intersection. Access to and from Yan Yean and Aqueduct roads from Diamond Creek Road will be closed during this time. One lane in each direction on Diamond Creek Road will be maintained.
Detour routes will be in place for road users, cyclists and pedestrians. Local businesses will be operating as usual so we encourage you to support your community and shop local throughout January.
Traffic will be diverted via Kurrak Road, Plenty Road, Greensborough Bypass/M80 and Diamond Creek Road. This detour is suitable for heavy vehicles.
Pedestrian detours will be in place at the intersection of Yan Yean, Diamond Creek and Aqueduct roads.
What we're doing
Throughout December and January, you’ll also see:
- retaining walls taking shape
- utility services being relocated
- bulk earthworks
- asphalt being laid as we complete new sections of the road
- traffic switching onto a new section of road at the intersection of Yan Yean and Kurrak Roads.
In January we’ll switch traffic onto the newly built northbound lanes at the intersection of Kurrak and Yan Yean roads. This will allow us to start working on the southbound lanes and minimise traffic impacts. Nearby bus stops will be temporarily relocated onto the new section of road. If you walk or ride a bike, we’ll divert you onto a temporary shared walking and cycling path.
Throughout summer we'll work closely with the CFA, and monitor weather forecasts and changes. We won’t work if there’s a bush fire risk in the area. It’s important to revise your bushfire plan with the summer construction blitz in mind.
Follow the CFA warning messages, have a plan and leave early. In an emergency call 000 or for more information visit the Victorian Emergency Incidents and Warning website.
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