We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
North East Link will finally fix the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network. It will slash travel times between the M80 Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway by up to 35 minutes, take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day, and give local roads back to local communities.
The project will deliver a massive upgrade to the Eastern Freeway, Melbourne’s first dedicated busway and more than 25 km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths.
This year, CPB Contractors will be moving around 100 above and underground services out of the way of North East Link, as part of the early works. Power, water, gas, sewer and telecommunication services need to be moved to make way for major construction to start from 2021.
While disruptions to get this massive project built are unavoidable, we know that through careful planning and consultation with communities we can manage this well. There will be some disruptions for roads and streets in and around the project area. We are committed to providing you with enough notice so that you can plan your journey and allow for extra travel time if needed.
Up to date information on travel disruptions can be found at northeastlink.vic.gov.au.
While early works are happening, teams of some of the world’s best and biggest builders are preparing bids to design the entire project and build the North East Link tunnels. The preferred team, design and construction timelines will be known later this year. Early works are expected to be finished by early 2021, ready for major works to start soon after.
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Linking key growth areas in the north and south-east
North East Link Project oversees the delivery of the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network. Visit the project website for more information.
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
4 kms of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road will be duplicated, and investigating the potential for duplicating a further 6 kms from Reserve Road to Lower Duneed Road
Chandler Highway Upgrade
Upgrading Chandler Highway to improve traffic flow between Melbourne's inner east, south and north.
Fast Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a fast rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
Melbourne Airport Rail
Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
O'Herns Road Upgrade
Upgrading O’Herns Road and High Street intersection and building a new interchange at the Hume Freeway
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Streamlining Hoddle Street
Improved traffic flow and access for public transport users, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians travelling through Hoddle Street and Punt Road
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Sunbury Line Upgrade
Enabling more modern trains to run on the line, creating room for 113,000 more passengers every week
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
Transport is changing in Pakenham
Building a new super station and improving roads and rail services for Pakenham and surrounds
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.
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