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Yan Yean Road safety improvements

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

What's happening?

Hazel Glen Drive

We’ve installed traffic lights at the intersection of Yan Yean Road and Hazel Glen Drive. The lights aim to improve road safety and traffic flow for vehicles entering and exiting Hazel Glen Drive.

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

Mitchells Run

We're installing a traffic island at the intersection of Yan Yean Road and Mitchells Run, making it left-in, left-out only. 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.

Yan Yean Road safety

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 2014 and 2018. All of these accidents relate to uncontrolled right hand turns.

There were four crashes causing injury at the intersection of Yan Yean Road and Mitchells Run between 2015 and 2019, including two serious injuries crashes.

There have been no reported crashes causing injury at the intersection of TimberTop Drive and Yan Yean Road.

The intersection of Jorgensen Ave and Yan Yean Road will be upgraded with traffic lights as part of Stage 2 of the Victorian Government's Yan Yean Road Upgrade.

 

Timeline

Construction of the traffic island at Mitchells Run started on 15 March 2021 and is expected to take three weeks to complete, weather permitting.

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.