Chandler Highway upgrade

Image of the Chandler Highway bridge

Stay tuned for updates

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent community engagement, the feedback tools on this page are now closed.

Chandler Highway is being widened between Heidelberg Road and just south of Yarra Boulevard, and we've worked with the community to refine the design plans. This includes refining Chandler Highway's future cycling and walking paths, public open spaces and noise wall design.

What's happened so far

Since the Victorian Government announced plans to widen Chandler Highway, we have been working with the community to refine design plans. This includes introducing on-road cycling lanes on both sides of the highway, separating the shared user paths and celebrating local heritage and the environment through the public open space designs.

We created an independent report on your comments and priorities, along with an overview of community commitments we made after hearing what you said. Find out more details on our Chandler Highways project page.

In developing this project, we have carefully considered the needs of locals while providing long-lasting benefits to all Victorians travelling through the area.

Next steps

  • Seymour Whyte Constructions has been awarded the contract for the project and we will continue to work closely with the local community as we move closer to construction.
  • Construction is expected to start in May 2017 and be completed by mid-2018.

Stay tuned for updates

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent community engagement, the feedback tools on this page are now closed.

Chandler Highway is being widened between Heidelberg Road and just south of Yarra Boulevard, and we've worked with the community to refine the design plans. This includes refining Chandler Highway's future cycling and walking paths, public open spaces and noise wall design.

What's happened so far

Since the Victorian Government announced plans to widen Chandler Highway, we have been working with the community to refine design plans. This includes introducing on-road cycling lanes on both sides of the highway, separating the shared user paths and celebrating local heritage and the environment through the public open space designs.

We created an independent report on your comments and priorities, along with an overview of community commitments we made after hearing what you said. Find out more details on our Chandler Highways project page.

In developing this project, we have carefully considered the needs of locals while providing long-lasting benefits to all Victorians travelling through the area.

Next steps

  • Seymour Whyte Constructions has been awarded the contract for the project and we will continue to work closely with the local community as we move closer to construction.
  • Construction is expected to start in May 2017 and be completed by mid-2018.
  • Contract awarded

    29 days ago
    Overview_of_the_chandler_highway_upgrade

    In February 2017, the Victorian Government announced Seymour Whyte Constructions has been awarded the contract for the project. Construction is expected to start in May 2017 and be completed by mid-2018.

    We've created a video to show you what the upgraded Chandler Highway will look like.

    Read the full media release

    In February 2017, the Victorian Government announced Seymour Whyte Constructions has been awarded the contract for the project. Construction is expected to start in May 2017 and be completed by mid-2018.

    We've created a video to show you what the upgraded Chandler Highway will look like.

    Read the full media release

  • Aspects you influenced

    7 months ago
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    We recently published the results of a local community survey and ways we are addressing this feedback.

    This forum is now closed, however you can visit the page to read the detailed report, FAQs and an archive of community discussions.

    Download the Local Community Consultation Survey report [PDF 1.99Mb]

    We recently published the results of a local community survey and ways we are addressing this feedback.

    This forum is now closed, however you can visit the page to read the detailed report, FAQs and an archive of community discussions.

    Download the Local Community Consultation Survey report [PDF 1.99Mb]

  • Engineering plans

    7 months ago
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    Learn more about how the final design plans are shaping up and watch videos on the overall Chandler Highway design.

    The forum is now closed, however you can still visit the page to see what people said. The final design will be made available on this site soon, so stay tuned for updates.


    Learn more about how the final design plans are shaping up and watch videos on the overall Chandler Highway design.

    The forum is now closed, however you can still visit the page to see what people said. The final design will be made available on this site soon, so stay tuned for updates.


  • Interactive map

    7 months ago
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    We recently asked for feedback on Chandler Highway’s future walking and cycle paths, urban design and noise mitigation.

    While the discussion forum is now closed, you can still explore the interactive plan to learn more. This map will be updated as the design plans are finalised.

    We recently asked for feedback on Chandler Highway’s future walking and cycle paths, urban design and noise mitigation.

    While the discussion forum is now closed, you can still explore the interactive plan to learn more. This map will be updated as the design plans are finalised.

  • Open spaces

    29 days ago
    Open_space_underneath_chandler_highway_bridge

    In May 2016, we asked for your thoughts on how the new open spaces can contribute to your active and vibrant neighbourhood.

    The discussion forum is now closed, but you can still visit the page to see what people said.

    Download the public open spaces consultation report [PDF 841Kb]

    In May 2016, we asked for your thoughts on how the new open spaces can contribute to your active and vibrant neighbourhood.

    The discussion forum is now closed, but you can still visit the page to see what people said.

    Download the public open spaces consultation report [PDF 841Kb]

  • Living near the highway

    29 days ago
    Maps_of_the_chandler_highway_in_alphington

    In October 2015, we asked residents and business owners in the local area to tell us more about the social impact of plans to improve the Chandler Highway and surrounds.

    The discussion forum is now closed, but you can still visit the page to see what people said.

    Download our response and commitment to the community [PDF, 3Mb]

    In October 2015, we asked residents and business owners in the local area to tell us more about the social impact of plans to improve the Chandler Highway and surrounds.

    The discussion forum is now closed, but you can still visit the page to see what people said.

    Download our response and commitment to the community [PDF, 3Mb]

  • Driving and taking public transport

    29 days ago
    Cars_travelling_on_chandler_highway_bridge

    In October 2015, we asked locals, drivers and people using public transport to travel over the Yarra River to share their experiences

    The discussion forum is now closed, but you can still visit the page to see what people said.

    Download our response and commitment to the community [PDF, 3Mb]

    In October 2015, we asked locals, drivers and people using public transport to travel over the Yarra River to share their experiences

    The discussion forum is now closed, but you can still visit the page to see what people said.

    Download our response and commitment to the community [PDF, 3Mb]

  • Cycling and walking

    29 days ago
    Open_space_next_to_chandler_highway

    In October 2015, we asked cyclists and people who use the walking trails in the area surrounding the Chandler Highway to share their experiences.

    The discussion forum is now closed but you can still visit the page to see what people said.

    Download our response and commitment to the community [PDF, 3Mb]

    In October 2015, we asked cyclists and people who use the walking trails in the area surrounding the Chandler Highway to share their experiences.

    The discussion forum is now closed but you can still visit the page to see what people said.

    Download our response and commitment to the community [PDF, 3Mb]

  • More about this project

    28 days ago
    Chandler_highway_bridge_over_the_yarra_river

    The Victorian Government has committed funding of $110 million to widen Chandler Highway and build a new bridge over the Yarra River.

    In January 2016, the Victorian Government announced the chosen road alignment and design

    • upgrading and adding more lanes to the Heidelberg Road intersection
    • widening the highway to six lanes, including building a new bridge over the Yarra River
    • converting the existing Chandler Highway Bridge to a cycling and pedestrian bridge
    • introducing on-road cycling lanes and a new underpass for a more direct and safer route to nearby trails
    • installing new traffic lights at the Yarra Boulevard intersection

    Read more about this project on the main VicRoads website.

    The Victorian Government has committed funding of $110 million to widen Chandler Highway and build a new bridge over the Yarra River.

    In January 2016, the Victorian Government announced the chosen road alignment and design

    • upgrading and adding more lanes to the Heidelberg Road intersection
    • widening the highway to six lanes, including building a new bridge over the Yarra River
    • converting the existing Chandler Highway Bridge to a cycling and pedestrian bridge
    • introducing on-road cycling lanes and a new underpass for a more direct and safer route to nearby trails
    • installing new traffic lights at the Yarra Boulevard intersection

    Read more about this project on the main VicRoads website.