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M80 Ring Road bottlenecks to be removed

Posted On October 3, 2016

The project that will help remove multiple bottlenecks whilst upgrading the M80 Ring Road between Sunshine Avenue and the Calder Freeway has begun, with initial works installing concrete barriers starting.

The M80 Ring Road upgrade is coming at a cost of $300 million and aims to decrease congestion and reduce average travel times. 

Senator for Victoria James Paterson spoke of the project and the significant benefits it will have.

 “The works we’re undertaking will benefit more than 165,000 drivers, including more than 22,000 truck drivers, as we unlock capacity on the road”

“The upgrade will lead to the creation of more than 1,300 jobs and will help drive economic growth in Victoria,” said Mr Paterson.

As part of the project, a new electronic lane use management system will be implemented as well as extra CCTV cameras.

The new systems and cameras will ensure any accidents or mishaps will be cleared out far more efficiently than in the past.

Victorian Minister for Roads Luke spoke in more detail of the changes that are set to be implemented

“We’re fixing the bottlenecks with the works widening the M80 from two lanes to four lanes in each direction from Sunshine Avenue to EJ Whitten Bridge and from three lanes to five in each direction across the bridge through to Calder Freeway,”

“The M80 Ring Road Upgrade will slash travel time by saving Greensborough-bound motorists up to 15 minutes and Altona-bound motorists up to 10 minutes.”

Signage has been installed to advise motorists of delays to their commute and a change in any speed limits.

The project is being co-funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments who are both providing $150 million towards the $300 million upgrade that is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.


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