Canterbury Road upgrade

The upgrade of Canterbury Road will improve traffic flow and ease congestion for those travelling through the area towards Montrose. 

Project update - July 2019

We’re currently working through our detailed design for upgrading the Montrose roundabout to a signalised intersection and adding right turn lanes on all approaches.  

We are also reviewing our initial designs for Stage 2 following the Australian Government’s funding commitment to add an additional third inbound lane between Dorset Road and Liverpool Road. 

We’ll be providing the community with an opportunity to review and give feedback on Stage 3 of the design plans and find out more about the project. 

Project background

Canterbury Road is a key corridor in Melbourne’s east. In the afternoon peak, 1,900 vehicles travel outbound towards Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley every hour. 

Upgrading the roundabout to a signalised intersection and adding a third lane outbound on Canterbury Road will ease congestion and provide a more reliable journey for road users, particularly during peak periods.

The project will be delivered in three stages.

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Stage 1 

Replace Montrose roundabout with traffic signals and add additional turn lanes for each direction to better manage traffic flow and reduce congestion.

Stage 2

Add an additional lane along Canterbury Road, in the outbound direction, between Dorset Road and Liverpool Road. 

Stage 3  

Add an additional lane on Canterbury Road, in the outbound direction, between Liverpool Road and One Tree Lane. 


This upgrade aims to benefit the community by improving traffic flow along Canterbury Road and reduce travel times through this area, especially during peak times. Other benefits are:

  • Reduced congestion for commuters, the local community and commercial operators
  • Increased capacity at key intersections
  • More reliable journey times
  • Improved bus operations
  • Improved amenity and safety for pedestrians at the Montrose intersection
  • The new traffic lights will be linked with other intersections along Canterbury Road to ensure smooth traffic flow during peak periods

Community involvement

In December 2017, we invited the community to an information session in Montrose presenting concept designs for the Canterbury Road upgrade. 

We received a significant amount of feedback from the community, a summary report can be viewed Canterbury Road Upgrade Community Feedback Report - August 2018 [PDF 658Kb]

We appreciate your patience while we continue to work to deliver a design that best meets community needs.  

Contact us

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

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