06 Feb 2023 Media Release

Delivering smoother, safer journeys in Warrandyte

Motorists across Melbourne’s north-east are experiencing smoother, safer journeys thanks to the completion of important road maintenance works on a key arterial road.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne said the $4 million road rehabilitation works along a 1.7-kilometre stretch of Yarra Street and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road in Warrandyte have strengthened and restored the condition of the road for years to come.

As part of the works, crews have replaced the road surface, repaired the structural layer of the road and upgraded line marking between Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Jumping Creek Road.

Drainage and other maintenance works were also undertaken to future-proof the road.

The works were part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $780 million investment to rebuild, repair and resurface more than 1,600 kilometres of the state’s roads.

Right across the state, crews will deliver more than 1,300 individual road maintenance projects, patch thousands of potholes and replace and repair 20,000 roadside signs.

Final finishing works are also continuing as part of the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade, with new traffic lights at the Main Road intersection already making it safer – easing congestion for more than 60,000 motorists who drive through this busy corridor each day.

Minor works are continuing to take place at the Fitzsimons Lane intersections at Main Road and Porter Street, as well as the Foote Street and Williamson Road intersection which will be completed in early 2023.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne

“We have been able to get on with completing these important works as part of the ongoing investment in upgrading and maintaining Victoria’s road network.”

“These works are built to last and ensure motorists in Warrandyte can experience smoother, safer and more reliable journeys for years to come.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Sonja Terpstra         

“The completion of works at Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte is a boon for all road users – ensuring better traffic flow and safer, smoother travel.”