Major works underway at Bulleen Interchange

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We’re getting ready to upgrade the Eastern Freeway with new traffic management technology, express lanes, Melbourne’s first dedicated express busway, and to connect the Eastern Freeway to the new 6.5km North East Link tunnels.

As part of the upgrade to the Eastern Freeway, a new Bulleen Interchange will increase capacity and ensure seamless access between the freeway and the North East Link tunnels.

To make space to build the new Bulleen interchange, we’re moving a section of Bulleen Road between Carey Sports Complex and Thompsons Road.

While we finish the new section of Bulleen Road, from 7:30pm on Friday 24 May until 5:30am on Monday 27 May, Bulleen Road will be closed between Thompsons Road and Carey Bulleen Sports Complex.

We'll be working 24/7 over the weekend to tie in Thompsons Road to the new section of Bulleen Road. Works will include asphalting, line marking and barrier installation.

Access to local businesses, schools, clubs and sporting grounds will remain open throughout the weekend as we complete these works.

A detour via Thompsons Road and Manningham Road will be in place for those who need to travel through the area during this period of work.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected, please allow for extra time when planning your journey.

When Bulleen Road reopens on the morning of Monday 27 May, drivers will travel on the new lanes – which will be in place until late 2025.

Drivers travelling from Bullen to Balwyn North will use the new section of Bulleen Road and turn right onto Thompsons Road and left to get back onto Bulleen Road.

Drivers travelling from Balwyn North to Bulleen will turn right onto Thompsons Road and left onto the new section of Bulleen Road.

Doing this work now will help keep roads stay open while we build the new Bulleen Road interchange.

Learn more below:

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