M80 Upgrade

We’re upgrading the M80 Ring Road from Laverton North to Greensborough.

Overview

The M80 Upgrade will widen the freeway, widen on and off ramps and install a new freeway management system along 38km of road from Laverton North to Greensborough.

The new system will include overhead electronic signs to communicate speed limits and lane availability, manage traffic flow and respond to incidents from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.

The project will increase capacity, improve safety and create more reliable travel times for the 165,000 motorists who use this road each day.

To minimise disruption the upgrade is being staged in sections, with the next stage to upgrade key interchanges and add new lanes between Sydney Road and Edgars Road.

The sections between Sunshine Avenue to Calder Freeway, Western Highway and Sydney Road, and Edgars Road to Plenty Road are complete.

Sydney Road to Edgars Road

The upgrade will include:

  • adding new lanes in each direction between Sydney Road and Edgars Road
  • installing a smart freeway lane management system to better manage traffic flow
  • extending the Sydney Road on and off ramps to give drivers more time to merge
  • building new on and off ramps at Edgars Road to improve safety
  • improving access from the Hume Freeway to the M80 Ring Road and Edgars Road
  • installing ramp-metering technology to manage the flow of traffic onto the freeway
  • upgrading the cycling and pedestrian bridge.

The $518 million upgrade will be delivered by CPB Contractors. Major construction started in early 2020 and is scheduled for completion in early 2023.

Latest disruptions

Project timeline

Construction on the northern sections started in 2020 and is scheduled for completion in early 2023.

More
information

The M80 Ring Road upgrade is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.

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