Keilor Road Grange Road Newman Street intersection Niddrie

We’re upgrading these busy and complex intersections which connect to the Calder Freeway and the Keilor Road shopping precinct in Niddrie.

Project background

The Victorian Government is upgrading the intersections on Keilor Road at Newman Street and Grange Rd, in Niddrie.

Both are busy and complex intersections connecting to the Calder Freeway, Keilor Road shopping precinct and residential areas either side of the freeway. Each day around 10,000 vehicles travel on Keilor Road between Grange Road and Newman Street, which is the gateway to the busy Niddrie shopping precinct.

Project update - January 2019

From mid-late January, we’ll be resurfacing the road, which involves asphalting and line marking. The resurfacing will be the final work for the project and to undertake this work safely we’ll need to work at night and temporarily close:

  • Keilor Road and Newman Street intersection.
  • Keilor Road entry and exit ramps from the Calder Freeway.
  • Keilor Road and Grange Road intersection.

These closures will be in place from 9pm – 5am, 13 January until late-January 2019.

What to expect

  • While the Keilor Road exit is closed, you can exit the Calder Freeway earlier at Bulla Road, or stay on the Tullamarine Freeway and take the Matthews Avenue / Essendon Fields exit.
  • Alternatively, you can travel to the Milleara Road exit on the Calder Freeway, and detour back to Keilor Road via Fullarton Road and Grange Road.
  • To get onto the Calder Freeway while the Keilor Road on-ramp is closed, vehicles will need to travel to the next on-ramp at Bulla Road.

Plan ahead, look out for detours and VMS signage.

Thanks for your patience while we complete the final works to make these intersections safer.

Artist impressions 

To see  out how these improvements will look from now to the completion of the project, select either of the links below.

Keilor Road and Newman Street intersection
Keilor Road and Grange Road intersection
artist impression of aerial view of Newman Street intersection

artist impression of aerial view of Newman Street, Keilor Road and Calder Freeway intersections    





Caption: The future Keilor Road and Newman Street intersection

Project details

After a detailed review of all of the potential options, we have chosen to install two new sets of traffic lights to help vehicles entering and exiting the Keilor Road and Newman Street, and Keilor Road and Grange Road intersections.

These upgrades will:

  • improve traffic flow for the Calder Freeway ramps
  • increase safety through controlling the movement of the intersections to allow for regulated traffic flow 
  • improve safety for drivers and pedestrians
  • reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes.


artist impression of Keilor Road turnoff from Grange Road aerial view

artist impression of Keilor Road turnoff from Grange Road





Caption: The future of Keilor Road and Grange Street intersection

Community consultation

In October 2015, with the support of the Moonee Valley City Council and MP Ben Carroll State Member for Niddrie, we held a community meeting at the Niddrie Community Hub where we listened to your concerns and feedback on a range of potential safety improvements for the intersections. The feedback included suggestions of new roundabouts, traffic lights and modifications to existing traffic signs.

We asked the community to consider four different improvement options for the intersections. Feedback indicated overwhelming support for adding traffic lights at both the Keilor Road/Grange Road intersection and the Keilor Road/Newman Street intersection. 

View Keilor Rd  \ Newman St \ Grange Rd intersections, Niddrie Report [PDF, 476Kb]

From the start of works, we‘ll send out regular newsletters with key project milestones and details of any planned works that could cause disruptions, detours and delays. To sign up for project updates online, visit the 'sign up for project updates' in the right side panel of this page.

Contact us

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

Email: [email protected]

Project Updates

April newsletter [DOCX 328Kb]

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