The State Government has announced $110 million for the North-East Link , also known as the Metropolitan Ring Road’s ‘missing link‘, as part of the 2018-19 budget. A construction design will be released later this year.
“A re-elected Labor Government will start procurement for the $16.5 billion North East Link within 100 days of the November state election,” Andrews said.
Labor promised to start procurement for the $16.5 billion North East Link within 100 days of the November state election, saving up to 30 minutes travelling between Melbourne’s north and south and a ‘faster trip’ to the airport.
Residents of Melbourne’s north east had the first look at updated designs for Victoria’s biggest ever transport infrastructure project, the North East Link including land bridges, express lanes and new ramp signals in new designs.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, today announced information sessions will be held across the project area in coming weeks.
“These detailed designs show our commitment to protecting homes, businesses and the environment – the North East Link has been designed to reduce the need for acquisitions and protect environmentally sensitive areas,” Donnellan said.
The North East Link Authority has been working through the design following heated debates within local communities and businesses that may be affected since the preferred route was announced last November.