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Yan Yean Road safety improvements

The City of Whittlesea has received funding from the Federal Government to make some road safety improvements at two locations on Yan Yean Road in Doreen - at Hazel Glen Drive and Mitchells Run.

What's happening?

Hazel Glen Drive

We’re installing traffic lights at the intersection of Yan Yean Road and Hazel Glen Drive. The lights will improve road safety and traffic flow for vehicles entering and exiting Hazel Glen Drive.

We're also widening the road at this intersection to improve access for larger vehicles to turn into and out of Hazel Glen Drive.

During the works, there will be no access into and out of Hazel Glen Drive at the Yan Yean Road intersection. Detours are in place at Cookes Road, Timbertop Drive and Flaxen Hills Road. Access to Hazel Glen Drive, east of Brookwood Avenue, is still available for local traffic via the Brookwood Avenue intersection.

Mitchells Run

Once the traffic lights are installed, we’ll then construct a traffic island at the intersection of Yan Yean Road and Mitchells Run, to prevent right hand turns. This road safety improvement was part of the original plan for Mitchells Run estate. The road network in Doreen is now developed enough to put this plan in place.

Motorists using Mitchells Run to access Yan Yean Road will be able to use either the new traffic signals at Hazel Glen Drive or the existing intersection at Timbertop Drive.

 

Why are we making these changes?

We’re making these road safety improvements to reduce the risk of injury to motorists. 

There were six crashes causing injury at the intersection of Yan Yean Road and Hazel Glen Drive between 2013 and 2017. All of these accidents relate to uncontrolled right hand turns.

There were three crashes causing injury at the intersection of Yan Yean Road and Mitchells Run between 2013 and 2017.

Bus detours

Bus detours will be in place during these works.

Route 381, from Mernda Station to Diamond Creek Station, will take a detour during construction. Buses will do a u-turn at the Flaxen Hills Road/Brookwood Avenue roundabout, travel south along Flaxen Hills Road to the Hazel Glen Drive/Flaxen Hills Road roundabout. They will then continue along Hazel Glen Drive to resume the normal route at the Hazel Glen Drive/Brookwood Avenue roundabout.

During construction the bus stops on Hazel Glen Drive, east of Brookwood Avenue, will be relocated to the disused bus stops west of Brookwood Avenue. The two bus stops on Yan Yean Road, near Daisy Hill Road, and the bus stop on Flaxen Hills Road, east of Brookwood Avenue, will be closed.

If you live on the detour route, please ensure vehicles are parked to allow enough room for buses to pass through safely.

Timeline

Construction has started and is expected to be complete by October 2020.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this project, please phone us on 9217 2170 or email engineering.services@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

For a closer look at the improvements being made at these intersections, including where we’ll be installing new footpaths and resealing the road, refer to the attached concept plans.