We’re upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.

Overview

The M80 Ring Road Upgrade involves widening the freeway, widening on and off ramps and installing a new freeway management system.  The new system will manage traffic flow and respond to incidents along 38km of road from the Princes Freeway at Laverton North to the Greensborough Highway at Greensborough.

The project will increase capacity and improve safety on the freeway, creating more reliable travel times.

To minimise disruption to motorists and residents, the upgrade is being staged in sections.

Remaining sections to be completed

Sunshine to Calder Freeway now open

As part of the upgrade, we’ve widened the ring road between Sunshine Avenue and Calder Freeway. Major works were completed in October 2018 and you can now use:

  • 4 lanes in each direction, from Sunshine Avenue to the EJ Whitten Bridge and Calder Freeway
  • 5 lanes in each direction, across the bridge through to the Calder Freeway.

A freeway management system was also installed. The new system includes overhead speed limits and lane use signs, ramp signals, CCTV and variable messaging signs to manage traffic flow and response times to incidents.

The 100km/h speed limit has now been reinstated.

We'll be undertaking intermittent finishing 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 reinstated at the end of each shift.

Northern sections

The two sections between Sydney Road and Edgars Road and from Plenty Road to Greensborough Highway will add 20km of new lanes to the M80, boost capacity, slash congestion and improve safety for drivers. The upgrade will include:

  • additional lanes in each direction
  • widening and lengthening entry and exit ramps
  • new separated roads
  • a new freeway management system.

Three bidders have been invited to submit tenders to complete the two northern sections.

Construction is expected to begin in late 2019 for completion by early 2023.

The road will remain open during this time, and any necessary lane closures will be confined to off-peak times where possible to minimise disruption.

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13km of freeway upgraded

Improved safety

Better travel times

Timeline

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