Maroondah Highway, Croydon intersection upgrade

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

Project update - July 2019

We’re building an additional right turn lane along Maroondah Highway in each direction and carrying out asphalt surfacing and pavement marking works across the entire intersection.

Our crews will be working at night between 14 - 22 July from 8pm and 5am. 

There’ll be no night works undertaken on Friday 19 July and Saturday 20 July. 

During works, there will be: 

  • lane closures along Maroondah Highway
  • a speed reduction to ensure the safety of our crews and other motorists.
  • noise, vibration and dust from the works.

Traffic management will be on site to assists motorists travel through the intersection safely. Please follow the instructions of traffic controllers and obey all signage. 

This work schedule is weather permitting. Works may be extended if we experience inclement weather during this period, we’ll notify you if further night works are required.

Phase 3 - Dorset Road lanes now open

We’ve now opened two new lanes in each direction on Dorset Road, between the service road entrance and the intersection. These new lanes will help improve traffic flow and provide a smoother journey for those travelling through this busy intersection. 

While we complete the upgrade, speeds will be reduced to 40km/h along Dorset Road.  

Phase 4 & 5 - Exeter Road and Maroondah Highway construction

What we’ve completed:

  • drainage works on Exeter Road and Maroondah Highway centre median strips 
  • realigned the Exeter Road left-turn slip lane from Maroondah Highway 
  • extended the centre median strip on Exeter Road
  • realigned the service road exit from Paterson Street to the Maroondah Highway.

What we’re doing:

  • building the additional right turn lane along Maroondah Highway for both directions
  • realigning the service road exit from Exeter Road to the Maroondah Highway
  • minor improvement works near and along Exeter Road will be conducted during off peak periods from Monday – Friday, between 9am - 3.30pm and on some weekends, however some works will occur at night to minimise traffic disruptions. 

Allow extra time for your journey and please obey speed limits and signs while works are being completed.

Phase 6 - Final asphalting and pavement marking works

Final asphalt surfacing and pavement marking works for the intersection are fast approaching to commission the new traffic signals! 

These works will be carried out at night to minimise disruption to the travelling public.

Landscaping and pedestrian fencing works will follow the traffic signal commissioning.   

Support your local traders

During construction, it’s business as usual for local traders.  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 Completed
Phase 2: Dorset Road widening & Bellara Drive works Late 2018 Completed
Phase 3: Reconstruction of Dorset Road Early 2019 Competed
Phase 4: Exeter Road & Maroondah Hwy Drainage & Service Works
Early 2019 Completed
Phase 5: Exeter Road & Maroondah Hwy Civil works
Early 2019 Completed
Phase 6: End of works
August 2019 Completed

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