A corridor is a broad area where a road could go. It’s usually much bigger than the final design will need and used in early planning to get a general idea of where a project could be built.
With no existing road reserve set aside to build North East Link, our first step was to decide how – and where – to best link our city’s north and east.
We started by looking at what outcomes North East Link must achieve. This gave us measures to assess how well different locations for the road did, or didn’t, perform.
The measures were informed by more than 7400 pieces of community feedback and covered areas including:
Once we had the assessment measures in place, different corridor options for North East Link were investigated. Four options were explored.
Linking the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough to the Eastern Freeway in Bulleen performed best overall. A link in this location:
This option for the road was taken through to the next stage of the planning process and used to prepare a business case.