Maroondah Highway, Croydon intersection upgrade

We're upgrading the Maroondah Highway, Dorset Road, Bellara Drive and Exeter Road intersection in Croydon.


Project update August 2018

Phase 1 of works on the Maroondah Dorset upgrade begin August 13 2018, running until mid November 2018. During Phase 1, our contractor MACA Civil will be on site from 7am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday to complete the following works:

  • lengthening Maroondah Highway left turn into Dorset Road
  • widening Dorset Road, adding an extra lane from the intersection
  • minor works on Bellara Drive
  • drainage works
  • minor Median strip works

During Phase 1, there will be some changes to traffic conditions. The impacts will include:

  • closed left slip lane from Maroondah Highway into Dorset Road
  • restricted pedestrian access, with clear signage in place to detour pedestrians
  • reduced speed limits through the works area
  • bus stop on the corner of Maroondah Highway and Dorset Road temporarily moved

Vehicles wanting to turn left into Dorset Road from Maroondah Highway will have to complete this from the left lane within the intersection. We will also have signage detouring heavy vehicles to Croydon Road to make this left turn. 

Delays are expected during Phase 1 of works, so plan ahead and follow any detour signage in the area.

Throughout this project, the intersection may be under construction, but it’s business as usual for local traders in the area. Support your community throughout the Maroondah Dorset upgrade, and shop local.

Project Background

Maroondah Highway is a major Victorian road, providing the quickest connection between Ringwood and Lilydale.

Heading east, it is a gateway to the Yarra Valley and beyond. Heading west, it takes motorists into the city and connects with Eastlink.

Approximately 33,000 vehicles use the road each day, with 6% of those being heavy vehicles. 

The intersection of Dorset Rd, Bellara Drive and Maroondah Hwy has consistently made the top 10 in RACV’s Redspot Survey for troublesome intersections, with wait times of up to 4 cycles of lights.

This upgrade will improve traffic flow through the intersection, allowing vehicles to travel through in 1 light cycle.

About the project

We’re carrying out the $8 million upgrade on behalf of the Australian Government, with full support from the City of Maroondah.

Improvements include:

  • remodelling the Maroondah Highway, Dorset Road, Bellara Drive and Exeter Road intersection
  • double right turn lanes from Maroondah Highway into Dorset Road
  • double right turn lanes from Maroondah Highway into Exeter Road
  • widening Dorset Road to provide 2 lanes for 400 metres in each direction
  • modifying traffic signals to increase efficiency
  • new signalised pedestrian crossing
  • an extended left-turn lane from Maroondah Highway to Bellara Drive/Dorset Road
  • improvements made to pedestrian and cyclist facilities as well as bus stops and lighting.


This upgrade will significantly reduce congestion at the intersection and improve safety for all road users by:

  • improving traffic flow to allow more people to move freely through the intersection, especially at peak times
  • allowing better accessibility to shops and parking for the local traders surrounding the intersection
  • introducing a range of safety treatments that will make areas of the intersection safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

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Contact us

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

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (03) 9881 8814

Project status
Milestone Title Milestone Description Milestone Status (Completed/Current/Upcoming
Contract Award June 2018  Completed 
Phase 1: Start of works
Aug - Oct 2018 Current
Phase 2: Dorset Road widening Late 2018 Upcoming
Phase 3: Dorset Road widening and median works Late 2018 Upcoming
Phase 4: Exeter Road
Early 2019 Upcoming
Phase 5: Maroondah Highway median works
Early 2019 Upcoming
Phase 6: End of works
Mid 2019 Upcoming

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