Fixing the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network has been talked about for decades – as far back as 1929.

In 2016, Infrastructure Victoria – our State’s independent infrastructure advisors – named linking the Ring Road with the Eastern Freeway as the State’s next priority road project.

More than 5 years of intensive planning and community consultation has transformed the project into Victoria’s longest road tunnels – stretching for 6.5km. Two additional major projects will also now be delivered. Visit the Big Build Roads website to find out more about the M80 Ring Road Completion and the Eastern Freeway Upgrades.

These 2 massive freeway upgrades will overhaul 2 of Melbourne’s busiest freeways, build new connections to the North East Link tunnels, new walking and cycling paths and Melbourne’s first dedicated busway.

To set consistent design and construction standards for these 3 city-shaping projects, initial planning approvals for North East Link, the M80 Ring Road Completion and the Eastern Freeway Upgrades were completed together.

Dedicated teams of builders are now delivering North East Link, with additional approvals for more detailed project designs and construction plans.

Strategic planning

Initial approvals

Additional approvals