The project is calling for Expressions of Interest to complete six kilometres of works.

The successful tenderer will be responsible for delivering a four-kilometre section between Sydney Road and Edgards Road, and a two-kilometre section between Plenty Road and the Greensborough Highway.

The project will include:

  • 20 kilometres of new lanes
  • Widening the entry and exit ramps at Sydney Road and Edgars Road
  • Building a dedicated exit ramp from the Hume Freeway to Edgars Road to stop dangerous weaving
  • Installing an intelligent freeway management system with features like overhead electronic signs.

The two northern sections are expected to begin in late-2019 and be completed by early-2023.