Major Australian project being planned
A large infrastructure project is now being examined closely in Australia, in Victoria State. Melbourne’s massive North East Link in Victoria State will provide a new connection between the Eastern Freeway and the Ring Road at Greensborough. Costing US$13.14 billion to construct, the 26km link is expected to carry up to 100,000 vehicles/day when fully commissioned. The project will be complex and includes building a 5km stretch of tunnel, as well as adding additional lanes to the Eastern Freeway. The project is being analysed closely at present and the contracts could be awarded in late 2018. However there is some debate as to whether and additional East West Link will also be required so as to prevent congestion at the city end of the Eastern Freeway.