6.5 km tunnels linking Melbourne's freeway network

North East Link is more than just the state’s longest road tunnels – we’re bringing 3 big road projects together.

We’re connecting the Eastern Freeway to the new 6.5km North East Link tunnels from Bulleen to Watsonia. The new tunnels and freeway upgrades will link Melbourne’s east up to the M80 Ring Road in Greensborough, cutting travel times by 35 minutes and taking 15,000 trucks off local roads a day.

We’re completing the M80 Ring Road, with 5 new lanes and smart technology, new interchange and a seamless connection to North East Link. Two landscaped bridges will make it easier for locals to get to the Watsonia station, shops and community spaces. Find out more on the Big Build Roads website.

Upgrades to the Eastern Freeway include new express lanes, modernised traffic management technology and Melbourne’s first dedicated busway. This major upgrade will reduce travel times and improve public transport in Melbourne’s east. We’ll also build new and upgraded walking and cycling paths, bridges and underpasses, revitalise wetlands and waterways, and plant thousands of new trees and plants. The Eastern Freeway Upgrades will be delivered in 3 stages, with major works from Burke Road to Tram Road starting in 2024. Find out more on the Big Build Roads website.

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