Canterbury Road upgrade

The upgrade of Canterbury Road will improve traffic flow and give everyone who uses this intersection a fair go, whether they’re a local driver, commuter, cyclist or pedestrian.

Project Background

Around 1900 vehicles an hour use Canterbury Road in the afternoon peak heading towards the Dandenongs and the Yarra Valley.  This is an important road in the outer east.

The Canterbury Road roundabout in Montrose is struggling to cope with an increase in traffic and no longer works effectively. 

This creates significant delays and queues, while traffic also looks for other options on local roads.

About the project

We’re currently in the design phase of this project. 

We plan to replace the roundabout at Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and Montrose Road with new traffic lights, add safe pedestrian crossings, and two right-turn lanes into Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.

Between Dorset Road and the new intersection heading outbound, we plan to build a new third lane along Canterbury Road.

We’ll also link the new traffic lights with other sections along Canterbury Road to ensure traffic flows smoothly.

You can read more about the project in our Information Update - August 2017 [PDF 854 Kb]

Canterbury Road montrose

View a larger version of the Canterbury Road Montrose upgrade project map [PDF 186KB]


This upgrade will improve traffic flow along Canterbury Road and reduce travel times through this area, especially during peak  times. 

Community involvement

Later this year, we’ll be holding an information session and all community members will be invited to view the plans and chat with the project team.  Our community engagement plan will ensure local residents and businesses can have their say before we finalise the designs for this project.

We’re talking to township groups, Yarra Ranges Council and local authorities to understand your local community and develop a project that will meet your needs and those of the wider community. 

We’ll post further details of the information session here, as well as in the local press and on social media. We’ll also contact local residents and businesses directly with this information.  

What happens next?

We’re continuing with our environmental and cultural heritage assessments, geotechnical investigations and underground service assessments.   

After the community information session, we’ll present the finalised designs to all interested groups.

Contact us

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

Email[email protected]

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