We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
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 the Western Highway and Sydney Road, and Edgars Road to Plenty Road are complete.
Sydney Road to Edgars Road
The Sydney to Edgars Road section will minimise merging to increase safety and unlock congestion along a 4km of the M80.
The upgrade will include:
- new lanes in each direction between Sydney Road and Edgars Road
- installing a freeway management system
- extending on and off ramps at Sydney Road 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 and Edgars Road
- installing ramp-metering technology to manage the flow of traffic onto the freeways
- upgrading the cycling and pedestrian bridge.
The $518 million upgrade will be delivered by CPB Contractors with construction expected to begin in early 2020 and finish by 2023.
30 October, 2019 / News
Contractor appointed to deliver major upgrades to the M80 Ring RoadM80 Ring Road Upgrade
Construction on the northern sections are expected to begin in late 2019 for completion by early 2023.
The M80 Ring Road upgrade is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.
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