The Victorian Government has announced BMD Constructions as the successful tenderer to design and build the $131.2 million 3.9km upgrade of Yan Yean Road between Diamond Creek and Kurrak Roads in Plenty.
BMD will undertake the safety upgrade, which includes widening the road from two to four lanes between Diamond Creek Road to Kurrak Road.
The contract also involves upgrades to the River Avenue, Kurrak Road and Diamond Creek Road intersections on Yan Yean Road.
Safety improvements on the project include producing a continuous centre median line to prevent head-on crashes, straightening the road to improve driver visibility and new service roads for residents.
Stage Two of the Yan Yean Road upgrade through Yarrambat and Doreen received funding of $94 million in the latest Victorian State Budget. According to the Victorian Government, this upgrade will be tendered at a later date once VicRoads has completed planning and negotiations with impacted property owners.