Craigieburn Road upgrade a step closer

Drivers in Craigieburn are a step closer to safer, smoother and more reliable journeys, with a contract awarded to upgrade Craigieburn Road.

Fulton Hogan will build the project, in partnership with Major Road Projects Victoria, as part of the biggest suburban road upgrade program in Victoria’s history, boosting the state’s economy and creating thousands of jobs. 

Craigieburn Road is a critical link for the community in Melbourne’s north, and the upgrade will boost capacity and cut travel times for the more than 28,000 drivers who rely on the key arterial road every day.

As part of the upgrade, extra lanes will be added to Craigieburn Road in each direction for more than 5.5 kilometres between Mickleham Road and the Hume Highway.

New traffic lights will be installed at Balyang Way, Dorchester Street and Cimberwood Drive, while intersections will be improved at Vantage Boulevard, Aitken Boulevard, Lygon Drive, Bridgewater Road and Hanson Road.

Shared cycling and pedestrian paths will also be built on both sides of the road and safety barriers will be installed to improve safety.

The way Craigieburn Road upgrade is being delivered means that we will see this much-needed project move from paper to pavement sooner and easier.

Main construction is expected to start in the second half of 2021 and scheduled to be completed in 2025.

Part of the broader Suburban Roads Upgrade, this project is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $1.14 billion and the Victorian Government committing $2.27 billion.