Warrandyte Bridge upgrade

We’re upgrading Warrandyte Bridge to make it quicker and easier for local residents to evacuate during emergencies.

Project background

During an emergency evacuation, approximately 2500 vehicles per hour would attempt to cross the bridge southbound from North Warrandyte compared to the 1100 vehicles per hour during a typical morning peak. 

The upgrade to Warrandyte Bridge will reduce evacuation times for people travelling across the bridge during emergencies, particularly from the North Warrandyte area, by up to 90 minutes.

Project details

The Victorian Government has put forward $5.1 million of funding for an upgrade of Warrandyte Bridge. The upgrade will allow the bridge to carry more traffic (particularly during an emergency event like a bushfire) over the Yarra River, between Warrandyte and North Warrandyte.

The project will include widening the Warrandyte Bridge from two to three lanes and upgrading the roundabout at Yarra Street and Research-Warrandyte Road.  

The upgrades will allow the bridge to carry more traffic, which in turn will make it safer and easier for residents to evacuate the area during an emergency

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Key dates
Dates Description Milestone Status (Completed/Current/Upcoming

July - November 2016

Design, services and pre-construction activities

December 2016

Advertise works

Early-mid 2017

Contract awarded

Late 2017

Construction begins

Mid 2018

Construction ends


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