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 a series of seven sections.

Remaining sections to be completed

Sunshine to Calder Freeway now open

As part of the upgrade, we’ve widened the ring road 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.

This section was open in October 2018.

You will travel on a temporary surface at a reduced 80km/h speed limit for a short time until overnight temperatures warm up so we can lay the final road surface.

We'll do this work at night to avoid peak periods and minimise disruptions.

Northern sections

The two sections between Sydney Road and Edgars Road and from Plenty Road to Greensborough Highway will include:

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

M80 Ring Rd upgrade map

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13km of freeway upgraded

Improved safety

Better travel times

Timeline

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