Dohertys Road (Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade)

We’re making it easier for people travelling on Dohertys Road in Laverton North to access key freight routes and industrial areas.

Project update

We’ve started early works on Dohertys Road.

You may have already seen heavy machinery and traffic controllers in the area.

We’ll soon get started on:

  • surveying, geotechnical studies and soil testing 
  • relocating utility services 
  • moving and digging soil to prepare for the new roads 
  • constructing new drains
  • building retaining walls (to hold back earth). 

To carry out the works safely, we’ll install fences around our worksite. We understand that businesses and residents will need access during the works so we’re working closely with our contractors to ensure that access is maintained during construction activities. 

Project background

More than 20,000 cars and trucks rely on this section of Dohertys Road every day.

Dohertys Road connects industrial areas in the west to key freight routes, nearby freeways and the Port of Melbourne.

Many heavy vehicles make right-turns into side roads and driveways, which pose a high safety risk and cause long delays for other road users.

This upgrade will help drivers get to their destination sooner and safer.

About the project

Project details

On Dohertys Road, between Fitzgerald Road and Grieve Parade we’re:

  • adding an extra lane in each direction
  • increasing road capacity and improving traffic flow by building a second bridge over the Princes Freeway
  • upgrading five intersections 
  • adding new traffic lights at Fitzgerald Road and Hume Road
  • building roundabouts at Gordon Luck Drive, Cherry Lane and Cyanamid Street
  • building an overpass for the Federation Trail 
  • adding new walking and cycling paths. 


Transforming this key industrial and freight route has many benefits, including:

  • helping freight trucks get to where they need to be safer and sooner
  • improving journey times for all road users with extra lanes 
  • keeping cyclists safely away from cars and heavy vehicles. 

Community involvement

In 2017, we asked for your feedback on our interactive map. Thanks to everyone who participated. You can read a summary of how your views have been incorporated into the project in the online engagement summary report [PDF 3.9 Mb].  

What happens next?

Works are scheduled to begin in mid-2018. We’ll keep you updated via our website, email and local letter box drops.

Contact us

Get in touch if you'd like more information or have any questions.

Email: [email protected] 

Call: Construction hotline: 1800 312 844


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