Early works on the Andrews Labor Government’s Yan Yean Road Upgrade are now underway, bringing the community closer to a safer and less congested connection between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road.
Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today announced the start of works on the $131 million upgrade.
The project will include works to widen the road from one to two lanes in each direction and upgrades to key intersections at Diamond Creek Road, Kurrak Road, Memorial Drive and River Avenue.
Locals will start to see crews on site as the contractor prepares the area ahead of major construction in 2018.
The upgrade will include a continuous centre median to prevent head-on crashes, straightening the road to improve driver visibility and new service roads to allow residents to safely access their properties.
There will also be new off-road cycling and pedestrian paths along the length of the upgraded road.
The improvements will ease traffic congestion and improve travel times, while making the road safer for local drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
Work on stage one is scheduled for completion in mid-2019.
Located in the growing northern suburbs of Melbourne, Yan Yean Road experiences significant congestion, with up to 24,000 drivers relying on the road every day.
Investigations are currently underway to inform scope and designs for the second stage of the upgrade north of Kurrak Road.
Locals can keep up to date with the project by subscribing to the project mailing list at vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects/melbourne-road-projects/yan-yean-road-plenty.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan
“We’re adding extra lanes and upgrading key intersections on Yan Yean Road to bust traffic congestion and boost safety for local drivers.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with fixing the roads that people in our growing outer suburbs rely on every day.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“The growth we’ve seen in the north has put enormous pressure on Yan Yean Road – a vital link connecting communities in Plenty, Yarrambat and Doreen and this important upgrade will bring much needed relief to locals.”
“We’re making Yan Yean Road safer and cutting travel times for the thousands of people who use it every day so they can get home to their families sooner.”