Stage one of the Andrews Labor Government’s Yan Yean Road Upgrade is nearing completion, with construction crews launching a major construction blitz.

Crews will be working at night and weekends to get the job done and there’ll be a number of temporary road closures and detours over the coming months.

Major Road Projects Victoria will notify impacted residents and businesses ahead of any closures.

At the end of the construction blitz, there will be an extra lane in each direction between Diamond Creek Road and Kurrak Road, dangerous road bends will be gone and six new intersections with traffic lights will be complete.

Planning for the next stage of the Yan Yean Road upgrade has taken another step forward, with the Minister for Planning confirming that an Environmental Effects Statement will be required for the next stage of this major project.

The EES will investigate the potential environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts of the upgrade, ensuring detailed consultation will take place with the community and stakeholders to carefully plan for and mitigate potential impacts on the local environment and heritage.

These EES investigations will inform the final design of the project and will be assessed by an independent panel.

To accommodate the EES process, stage two of the Yan Yean Road Upgrade will now be delivered separately to the Labor Government’s Northern Roads Upgrade package which includes the duplication of the adjacent Bridge Inn Road.

The Minister for Planning will release draft scoping requirements for public comment in the coming weeks.

Locals are encourage to visit to learn about the EES process and sign up for project updates.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“With stage one almost complete we’re getting ready to start stage two of the massive Yan Yean Road Upgrade – the Environmental Effects Statement will make sure we minimise impacts on the local environment including species such as the powerful owl.”

“We know locals have expressed a strong desire for this vital upgrade to retain two significant trees on Doctors Gully Road corner – the EES is yet another opportunity to consult with the community to explore options as we finalise the design.”

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