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 update

In late July 2019, the Diamond Creek Road intersection started operating at full capacity and two lanes opened in each direction between Diamond Creek and Kurrak roads.

The intersections of Diamond Creek Road, River Avenue, Memorial Drive, 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.

Yan Yean Road has been realigned to remove the dangerous road bends. Safety barriers in the centre medians and guard rails at the side of the road are in the process of being installed to significantly lower the risk of head-on collisions and run-off-road crashes.

It’s now safer and easier to get around Plenty. The new footpaths, walking and cycling path and crossing opportunities have been designed to better connect you with public transport, as well as shopping and sporting precincts in the local area.

Design

As part of Stage 1 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade, we:

  • removed dangerous road bends
  • widened the road from one to two lanes in each direction between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road
  • upgraded the intersections at Diamond Creek Road, River Avenue, Memorial Drive, Browns Lane, Kurrak Road and the Nillumbik Shire Council Recycling and Recovery Centre with traffic lights and signalised pedestrian crossings
  • widened and installed safety improvements at the Mackelroy Road intersection
  • added safety barriers in the centre medians and by the roadside
  • added service roads to give safe access to residential properties
  • built a new shared walking and cycling path along the full length on the west side of the road
  • built new footpaths along sections on the east side of the road.

View the final detailed design (PDF, 5.2 MB) to see how the upgraded road functions.

Connectivity map

See the connectivity map below to see how you'll get around your local area when the new bus stops are commissioned in late August 2019.

View a larger version of the connectivity map.

Environment

Here’s what we’re doing to manage environment and heritage in the local area:

Construction partner

BMD is the construction partner delivering Stage 1 of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade.

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