This Budget provides $700 million over four years towards upgrades for the M80 Ring Road.
What will the money be used for?
The 2017/18 budget includes investments to:
Improve safety and reduce congestion
These upgrades will improve safety and reduce congestion for the 160,000 drivers who use the freeway every day, delivering a more reliable commute for drivers, freight operators and the local community.
To better manage traffic flow, an electronic freeway management system will also be installed with overhead electronic signs to provide real-time information for drivers.
The M80 Ring Road will be upgraded between the Princes Freeway and Western Highway, Sydney Road and Edgars Road, and Plenty Road and Greensborough Highway.
This project will see the M80 Ring Road fully upgraded, and will complement the new North East Link.