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

Hume Freeway - Watson Street to the M80 Ring Road

Funding Program:Urban Congestion Fund
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Australian Government Contribution:$50,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Hume City Council,Mitchell Shire Council,City of Whittlesea

Project Description

This project is expected to deliver targeted upgrades on the Hume Freeway between Watson Street in Wallan and the M80 Ring Road.


The Hume Freeway is a key freight corridor linking the Greater Melbourne region with New South Wales and Greater Sydney. This section of the Hume Freeway in the southbound direction carries approximately 2,500 vehicles during the morning peak and this is expected to increase to 4,300 by 2031.

Upgrades on this section of the freeway are expected to reduce travel times, improve freight efficiency and support future traffic demand.


The Australian Government has committed $50 million to this project.


The delivery schedule will be determined as planning on the project progresses.

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Project details last updated: 3/09/2020