Designs have been released for the Ring Road Completion and the first stage of the Eastern Freeway Upgrades in Victoria.
These two massive projects will connect with the North East Link tunnels – slashing travel times by 35 minutes and taking 15,000 trucks off local roads a day.
The two new Urban Design and Landscape Plans (UDLPs) include detailed maps and drawings for the Ring Road Completion and the first stage of the Eastern Freeway Upgrades.
Works will link the M80 Ring Road to the North East Link tunnels with new express lanes to take 19,000 cars and trucks off Greensborough Road a day. Construction will also build new walking and cycling paths, create new wetlands, make improvements to local reserves and build new landscaped bridges for better local trips to Watsonia Station and shops.
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The Eastern Freeway will get a massive overhaul with new express lanes and Melbourne’s first dedicated busway – slashing travel times and improving public transport.
New and upgraded noise walls will be built to meet a better noise standard, improve walking and cycling connections and plant more than 1.8 million new plants including 10,000 trees to return improved open spaces after construction.
The plans show how these two projects will meet the strict requirements in place for North East Link project design developed in consultation with the community through the Environment Effects Statement process.
People can share feedback on what’s planned as part of the Ring Road Completion and the first stage of the Eastern Freeway Upgrades and make a submission on Engage Victoria from Monday 9 October to 5pm, Sunday 29 October 2023.
Works will begin in early 2024.