O'Herns Road, Epping upgrade

The Victorian and Australian Governments are upgrading O’Herns Road to ease traffic congestion, improve safety and provide easier access to the Hume Freeway.

Project update - April 2017

Community engagement

Thank you to everyone who participated in our online community engagement. 

A summary report will be posted on engageVicRoads (External link).

O'Herns Road upgrade concept design, Hume Freeway to Redding Rise

View a larger version of the Hume Freeway to Redding Rise concept design

O'Herns Road upgrade concept design - Epping Road, High Street and Findon Road intersection

View a larger version of the O'Herns Road, High Street, Epping Road and Findon Road intersection concept design.

Project background

O’Herns Road is one of the few main arterial roads connecting the northern suburbs of Epping, Epping North and Wollert.

Residents and Council have long been advocating for improvements to O’Herns Road to cater for increasing population in the Whittlesea area.

About the project

We’re completing works on O’Herns Road in two stages.

Stage 1

  • replacing the roundabout at the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection with traffic lights and a raised platform to improve safety.

Stage 2

  • duplicating O’Herns Road to four lanes through to the Hume Freeway.
  • building a new interchange between the Hume Freeway and O’Herns Road and adding merging lanes, to help drivers safely enter and exit Hume Freeway without interrupting traffic flow.

Benefits

This project will deliver many benefits to the Whittlesea community, including:

  • more drivers will be able to safely pass through the intersection during a green light, which will reduce queue lengths and ease congestion.
  • providing residents in Epping and Epping North easier access to the Hume Freeway.
  • relieving traffic pressure on Cooper Street, Miller Street and High Street.
  • providing easier access to key areas such as the Cooper Street Employment Area, Epping Activity Centre and the Melbourne Wholesale Market.
  • improved response time for emergency services vehicles.

What happens next?

We will finalise the design in the coming weeks and present them to the community.

Construction for Stage 1 is scheduled to begin in June/July and complete in late 2017, while construction for Stage 2 will begin in early 2018.

Contact us

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

Email: [email protected]

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