Epping Road upgrade gets rolling

The major project to upgrade Epping Road in Melbourne's outer north is underway following years of planning.

For the next 12 months the southbound bike lane on Epping Road will be closed between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue while new lanes are provided, and intersections upgraded.

A signed detour will be in place during this time which will take bikes from Craigieburn Road East along the Findon Creek and Darebin Creek Trail to McDonalds Road.

Sections of new off-road shared path and new on road bikes lanes will be provided as part of the project.

From early 2024, riders will benefit from new on-road bike lanes from Memorial Avenue to Lyndarum Drive, and a new shared walking and cycling path from Lyndarum Drive to Craigieburn Road East.

These new bike facilities will create better connections to local schools, shopping centres and other services.

The road upgrade will improve traffic flow and travel times by adding extra lanes and upgrading key intersections. It’ll also lower the risk and severity of crashes by adding safety barriers.

Five existing intersections in the area at Craigieburn Road East, De Rossi Boulevard, Baltrum Drive, Harvest Home Road and Lyndarum Drive will be upgraded and new pedestrian traffic lights at Taggerty Grove from Lyndarum Drive to Craigieburn Road East.

The northbound lane upgrades will be undertaken in 2024 and 2025.

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