North East Link will slash travel times between Melbourne’s north and south east by up to 35 minutes.

Linking the M80 to an upgraded Eastern Freeway, it will take 15,000 trucks off local roads each day, and give local roads back to local communities.

Up to 135,000 vehicles will use North East Link each day. The project includes:

  • a massive upgrade to the Eastern Freeway
  • Melbourne’s first dedicated busway
  • a new park and ride in Bulleen
  • more than 25km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths.

Construction on the tunnelling package is expected to begin after contract award later in 2021.