Maroondah Highway, Croydon intersection upgrade

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

Project update - May 2019

We’re completing night works along the Maroondah Highway centre median and Dorset Road intersection. Our crews will be working from 8pm – 5am each night from Sunday 5 May – Friday 17 May 2019. 

During the day, our crews will also be completing similar surfacing works on Exeter Road between 7am and 5pm.

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. 

We’ve also removed concrete barriers from this area, so while we complete project works speeds will be reduced to 40km/h along Dorset Road. 

Phase 4 & 5 - Exeter Road and Maroondah Highway construction

Drainage works on Exeter Road are now complete.  Lane closures and a reduced speed of 60km/h will be in place on Maroondah Highway while we complete these drainage works.

The works remaining for Phase 4 & 5 include:

  • new raised platform within the Maroondah Highway service road 
  • realigning the Exeter Road left-turn slip lane and outbound Maroondah Highway service road exit
  • extending the centre median strip on Exeter Road 
  • building the additional right turn lane along Maroondah Highway for both directions
  • kerb and footpath works.

Most works will be conducted off peak, between 9am and 3.30pm, Monday – Friday and on some weekends.  Some works will be conducted at night to minimise disruption to road user’s journeys. 

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

Phase 6 – Final asphalting and vegetation works

In late May, our contractor, MACA Civil, will move onto the final touches of the project, including final asphalting and landscaping works. 

These works will cause minimal impact to road users’ journeys, with most asphalting works completed at night.

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 Current
Phase 5: Exeter Road & Maroondah Hwy Civil works
Early 2019 Current
Phase 6: End of works
Mid 2019 Upcoming

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