Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Calder Freeway - Gap Road to the M80 Ring Road

Funding Program:Urban Congestion Fund
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$100,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$50,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Brimbank City Council,Hume City Council,Melton City Council

Project Description

This project will deliver targeted upgrades on the Calder Freeway between Gap Road in Sunbury and the M80 Ring Road.


The Calder Freeway provides access from peri-urban areas in the north west to the inner and middle suburbs of Melbourne. The most congested section of the Calder Freeway extends approximately 23.3km from Sunbury to the M80 Ring Road. This section of motorway has been operating under congested conditions since 2011. This congestion is largely driven by the projected high residential growth along the corridor.

This project is expected to reduce congestion, improve travel times and ensure forecast population-driven increases in travel demand are met.


The Australian and Victorian Governments are each contributing $50 million.


The delivery schedule will be determined as planning on the project progresses and in consultation with the Victorian Government. 

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Project details last updated: 2/06/2022