Maroondah Highway, Croydon intersection upgrade

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

Project update - January 2020

Works at the intersection of Maroondah Highway, Dorset Road, Exeter Road and Bellara Drive were completed in September 2019. 

We’ve now completed the $8 million upgrade on behalf of the Australian Government. We’ve improved safety and traffic flow for the 33,000 motorists using Maroondah Highway every day. 

About the project

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

The intersection has consistently made the top 10 in RACV’s Redspot Survey for troublesome intersection, with wait times of up to 4 cycles of lights.  

The upgrades we’ve made include:

  • remodelling the Maroondah Highway, Dorset Road, Bellara Drive and Exeter Road intersection
  • adding a double right turn lanes from Maroondah Highway into Dorset Road
  • adding a 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
  • adding a new signalised pedestrian crossing
  • an extended left-turn lane from Maroondah Highway to Bellara Drive/Dorset Road
  • improving shared path 
  • upgrading bus stops to ensure they’re more accessible 
  • installing lighting 

Project benefits

The 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 surrounding the intersection
  • introducing a range of safety treatments that will make areas of the intersection safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

Smaller Aerial image of Maroondah Highway and Dorset Road intersection - image 1
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Smaller Aerial image of Maroondah Highway and Dorset Road intersection - image 2 

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Contact us

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

Email: [email protected]

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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