We’re adding more than 45km of new lanes where they’re needed most and up-to-date technology, slashing travel times on the Eastern Freeway by up to 11 minutes.

Eastern Freeway interchange and Yarra Link green bridge

A 2 hectare green bridge will link Koonung Creek Trail to Bulleen Park and Yarra River parklands, connecting schools, playing fields and sports clubs. Pocket parks, landscaping and seating on top will offer views to the Yarra River and new Koonung Creek wetlands and community park below.

Express lanes

Six express lanes will provide smoother trips between Middleborough Road and Chandler Highway, reducing merging and weaving that causes congestion today.

New and upgraded noise walls

Designed to meet Victoria’s toughest 63 decibel noise standard, plus lower 58 decibel protection at night – guaranteed for 20 years.

A section of connecting Eastern Freeway Upgrades in Bulleen and Balwyn North was on exhibition for public comment from 11 to 31 May 2022, as part of the North East Link Tunnels Urban Design and Landscape Plan. We’re now finalising the plan before submitting it to the Minister for Planning for approval. We’ll be sharing a summary of how submissions were considered ahead of major tunnelling construction later this year.