Drivers on the M80 Ring Road can look forward to reduced congestion and more reliable connections to major freeways following the award of a contract to upgrade the section between Sydney Road and Edgars Road.
CPB Contractors has been appointed to deliver the new lanes, entry and exit ramps and a freeway management system to boost capacity and improve safety.
The $518 million investment to upgrade the 4 kilometre section between Sydney Road and Edgars Road will be a state-shaping project.
A freeway management system will also be installed featuring overhead electronic signs, providing real time travel information for drivers and help manage traffic flow. The system includes overhead variable speed limits and ramp signals to manage access onto the Ring Road.
Construction of this section of the M80 Ring Road is expected to begin in early 2020 and the project is due for completion by early 2023.
When complete, the M80 Ring Road Upgrade will provide more reliable connections to major freeways and interstate links including the Hume Highway, future North East Link, Princes and West Gate Freeways and the future West Gate Tunnel.