|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2016 - 2023
|Estimated Project Cost:||$1,000,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$500,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Banyule City Council,Brimbank City Council,Hobsons Bay City Council,Hume City Council,Moreland City Council,Nillumbik Shire Council,City of Whittlesea,Wyndham City Council
The project will complete the upgrade of the M80 Ring Road. It will widen and upgrade the remaining four sections between:
- Sunshine Avenue and the Calder Freeway;
- Princes Freeway and Western Highway;
- Sydney Road and Edgars Road; and
- Plenty Road and Greensborough Highway.
The project is expected to reduce congestion by increasing capacity. The project is also expected to reduce travel times and improve safety. The completion of the full upgrade will enable these benefits to be realised across the entire corridor.
The estimated cost of the project is $1 billion. The Australian Government is contributing $500 million and the Victorian Government $500 million.
Construction on the Sunshine Avenue to Calder Freeway section commenced on 2 October 2016 and reached practical completion in October 2018 (minor works will be completed in 2019). The three remaining sections are currently in planning, with the full upgrade expected to be complete in 2023.
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Project details last updated: 15/02/2019