The Victorian and Australian Governments are upgrading O’Herns Road to ease traffic congestion, improve safety and provide easier access to the Hume Freeway.
Project update – June 2017
Get a first look at the finalised designs of the O’Herns Road Upgrade at our upcoming drop-in information session
When: Saturday 1 July, 10am to 12pm
Where: Epping Views Primary School, 20 Mansfield St, Epping VIC 3076
Thank you to everyone who participated in our online community engagement.
A summary report has been posted on engageVicRoads.
O’Herns Road is one of the few main arterial roads connecting the northern suburbs of Epping, Epping North and Wollert.
Residents and Council have long been advocating for improvements to O’Herns Road to cater for increasing population in the Whittlesea area.
About the project
We’re completing works on O’Herns Road in two stages.
- replacing the roundabout at the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection with traffic lights and a raised platform to improve safety.
- duplicating O’Herns Road to four lanes through to the Hume Freeway.
- building a new interchange between the Hume Freeway and O’Herns Road and adding merging lanes, to help drivers safely enter and exit Hume Freeway without interrupting traffic flow.
This project will deliver many benefits to the Whittlesea community, including:
- more drivers will be able to safely pass through the intersection during a green light, which will reduce queue lengths and ease congestion.
- providing residents in Epping and Epping North easier access to the Hume Freeway.
- relieving traffic pressure on Cooper Street, Miller Street and High Street.
- providing easier access to key areas such as the Cooper Street Employment Area, Epping Activity Centre and the Melbourne Wholesale Market.
- improved response time for emergency services vehicles.
What happens next?
We will finalise the design in the coming weeks and present them to the community.
Construction for Stage 1 is scheduled to begin in August and complete in late 2017, while construction for Stage 2 will begin in early 2018.
For more information about this project, please get in touch.