Epping Road, Epping

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Epping 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 Epping Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue
  • install new traffic lights at Park Street
  • upgrade existing intersections in the area
  • upgrade the pedestrian traffic lights at Taggerty Grove
  • build walking and cycling paths along the road
  • install safety barriers along the road.

The Epping Road Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide better north-south road connectivity
  • provide easier access to jobs and services, including the Epping activity centre, increasing liveability and commercial development opportunities for the Wollert area
  • 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 Epping 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 Epping Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane in each direction between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue
  • install new traffic lights at Park Street
  • upgrade existing intersections in the area
  • upgrade the pedestrian traffic lights at Taggerty Grove
  • build walking and cycling paths along the road
  • install safety barriers along the road.

The Epping Road Upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide better north-south road connectivity
  • provide easier access to jobs and services, including the Epping activity centre, increasing liveability and commercial development opportunities for the Wollert area
  • 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.

  • What we heard about the Epping Road Upgrade

    8 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the proposed design of the Epping 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 Epping Road Upgrade and received over 180 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 Epping 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 Epping Road Upgrade and received over 180 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
    • pedestrian and cycling connections

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

    • include a new U-turn along Epping Road between Taggerty Grove and Fletcher Street, as well as moving the proposed U-turn closer to Jordi Place. This will provide better access to side streets and local businesses
    • add on-road bicycle lanes will be introduced along Epping Road between Lyndarum Drive and Memorial Avenue
    • increase the right-turning lane length to increase capacity for those turning right onto O’Herns Road.

    Next steps

    The Epping 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.