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Melbourne’s number one congestion point will receive $110 million upgrade as part of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget

Congested roads allocated $600 million in 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

Congested roads allocated $600 million in 2015-16 Victorian Budget.Melbourne’s number one congestion point, Chandler Highway Bridge, will receive a $110 million upgrade off the back of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

The Yarra River bridge was rated as the city’s number one congestion point in the 2014 RACV Redspot survey and is one of many areas to receive a portion of the $600 million funding from the Budget.

$150 million will be used to undertake the next stage of the M80 Upgrade, which includes widening the road and installing traffic management equipment from EJ Whitten Bridge to Sunshine Avenue.

“Chandler Highway Bridge is a nightmare and the Western Ring Road isn’t wide enough – they need to be fixed,” said Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan in a statement.

“These are the local roads Victorians use every day to get to work, get back home and get around the community.’

Further projects to allocated a portion of the $600 million include:

– $40 million to widen Whitehall Street, and strengthen and widen Footscray’s Shepherd Bridge.

– $76 million for 23 projects on key freight corridors.

– $90 million for a package of projects to address congestion and optimise the performance of the road network.

– $86.7 million to resurface unsafe and deteriorating roads around the state

– $31.4 million to upgrade roundabouts, pedestrian crossings, noise barriers and bad intersections.

– $20.5 million for the duplication of sections of Thompsons Road in Cranbourne, and between Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road.

– $1.8 million to kick-start work on streamlined traffic flow on Hoddle Street.

– $3.8 million to start planning upgrades of Bolton Street in Eltham, Yan Yean Road in Plenty, Napier Street in Bendigo and the Drysdale Bypass.

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