Dohertys Road in Laverton North

This section of Dohertys Road carries over 20,200 commuters every day including a high number of heavy vehicles. It sits within the Western Industrial Precinct and is a key freight route, connecting rapid growth freight hubs to nearby freeways and the Port of Melbourne.

There is a high safety risk with many heavy vehicles completing right-turn manoeuvres into side roads and driveways, which also causes long delays for other road users.

Map of Dohertys Road

Project details

The project will include:

  • Duplicating approximately 4 kilometres of Dohertys Road from two to four lanes, between Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade
  • Widening the bridge over the Princes Freeway
  • Four intersection upgrades including installing traffic signals at Fitzgerald Road and at Hume Road; new roundabouts at Gordon Luck Drive, Cherry Lane and Cyanamid Street; and traffic metering on the southern approach of the Grieve Parade roundabout
  • Building a new shared use path along the southern side of Dohertys Road, and grade separating Federation Trail/Dohertys Road


This upgrade will improve road safety as well as travel times and reliability and cater for the ongoing industrial development along the Dohertys Road precinct.

Have your say

The interactive map is now closed for comment as of midnight Sunday 19 March 2017. You can still visit the map to view the designs and comments at engageVicRoads. We are currently reviewing the feedback which will be considered in the design development. We will provide an overview of what we have heard and updates to the design in the coming months.

Contact us

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

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