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Speeds back to 100km/h on M80

25 March, 2019M80 Ring Road Upgrade


We've returned the 100km/h speed limit on the M80 Ring Road between Sunshine Avenue and the Calder Freeway to improve travel times for all road users.

Over the past few months we've been working under a reduced speed limit to lay the final road surface since major works were complete last year.

Upgrades also include 13km of new lanes, installation of a new smart lane management system and widening of the EJ Whitten Bridge.

This includes overhead speed limits and lane use signs, ramp signals, CCTV and variable messaging signs to manage traffic flow and response times to incidents.

We’ll carry out intermittent minor works overnight from 8pm to 5am until the middle of the year.

We may need to reduce the speed limit overnight while these works take place, however the 100km/h speed limit will be returned at the end of each shift.

The upgrade aims to reduce crashes by up to 30% and improve traffic flow for the 165,000 motorists and 22,000 trucks who use the M80 Ring Road every day.

By using a combination of freeway improvements - including a 50% increase in lanes – we can reduce the notorious bottlenecks at Sunshine Avenue, Keilor Park Drive and the Calder Freeway.

The Sunshine Avenue to Calder Freeway M80 Ring Road Upgrade is a part of the larger $2.25 billion M80 Ring Road Upgrade Project to improve the entire freeway from Laverton North through to Greensborough.

See the M80 Ring Road Upgrade project page for more information.

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