Bridge Inn Road, Doreen

Consultation has concluded

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade and wanted to hear your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts about our proposed design. You can find out more about what we heard below.

As part of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade, we'll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Plenty Road and Yan Yean Road
  • install new traffic lights at Cookes Road and Garden Road
  • upgrade the intersections at Schotters Road, Vantage Point Boulevard and Painted Hills Road
  • install a new pedestrian crossings to improve access to local schools
  • upgrade the existing and build a new bridge over the Plenty River
  • build walking and cycling paths along the road
  • install safety barriers along the road.

The Bridge Inn Road Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide better access to the new Mernda train station
  • enhance connectivity to residential developments and employment opportunities in the north
  • provide easier access to the proposed Mernda town centre
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barriers.

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade and wanted to hear your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts about our proposed design. You can find out more about what we heard below.

As part of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade, we'll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Plenty Road and Yan Yean Road
  • install new traffic lights at Cookes Road and Garden Road
  • upgrade the intersections at Schotters Road, Vantage Point Boulevard and Painted Hills Road
  • install a new pedestrian crossings to improve access to local schools
  • upgrade the existing and build a new bridge over the Plenty River
  • build walking and cycling paths along the road
  • install safety barriers along the road.

The Bridge Inn Road Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide better access to the new Mernda train station
  • enhance connectivity to residential developments and employment opportunities in the north
  • provide easier access to the proposed Mernda town centre
  • make it easier and safer for you to walk or cycle around your local area
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barriers.

Consultation has concluded
  • What we heard about the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade

    4 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade. Your feedback has helped shape the final design scope of the road upgrade. The latest community update is now available.

    In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade and received over 270 pieces of feedback from the community in the area. We then provided this feedback to the project team who used it to refine the proposed design.

    During consultation, we heard the following themes are important to the community:

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade. Your feedback has helped shape the final design scope of the road upgrade. The latest community update is now available.

    In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade and received over 270 pieces of feedback from the community in the area. We then provided this feedback to the project team who used it to refine the proposed design.

    During consultation, we heard the following themes are important to the community:

    • traffic congestion
    • local access
    • safety,
    • the environment

    Feedback we received during consultation has been used to update the proposed design of the Bridge Inn Road Upgrade. We’ll now:

    • install traffic lights to provide safer pedestrian crossings to community facilities and local schools
    • continue walking and cycling path across the Plenty River bridge towards Mernda Station.

    Next steps

    The Bridge Inn Road Upgrade is part of the Northern Roads Upgrade, which will upgrade six key roads in the north. The Northern Roads Upgrade will be delivered as Public Private Partnership (PPP). This means we’ll engage a contractor through a competitive process to deliver the design and construction of the road upgrades.

    We released a request for proposal (RFP) on 25 March 2019 to deliver 12 projects as part of the South Eastern and Northern Roads Upgrades. Construction will start from 2020.