O'Herns Road, Epping upgrade

We’re upgrading O’Herns Road to improve traffic flow, safety and access to the Hume Freeway.This upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments.


Project update - December 2017

Works have started at the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection. The first stage of the project is due for completion mid 2018.

About the project 

We’re completing works in two stages:

Stage 1

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

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

Stage 2

Widening O’Herns Road and building a new interchange. This will improve access to the Hume Freeway and surrounding northern suburbs.

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

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

Project benefits

The $81 million joint Australian and Victorian government project will:

  • reduce congestion at the new intersection
  • provide better access to the Hume Freeway for the northern community including those in Epping and Epping North
  • reduce congestion on Cooper Street, Miller Street and High Street
  • make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to get around
  • make it easier for people to access the Cooper Street Employment Area, Epping Activity Centre, and the Melbourne Wholesale Market
  • improve response times for emergency services vehicles

What to expect during construction

We’ll do our best to minimise disruptions to residents, businesses and visitors.

Access to nearby homes, businesses and the Epping CFA will remain open at all times.

The speed limit near the O’Herns Road and High Street intersection may be reduced to 40km/h at times. This is to protect the safety of our workers and road users.

There’ll be traffic lane closures throughout construction and delays can be expected. It may be necessary to implement temporary detours for pedestrians and cyclists.

If you’re travelling through the area plan your journey, allow extra travel time or seek an alternative route. 

Contact us

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

Call: (03) 5943 3200
Email: [email protected]

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