Four routes are being investigated for the North East Link, the “missing link” that will complete the M80 Ring Road between Greensborough and the Eastern Freeway or EastLink.
The shortest route runs north-south through Rosanna and Bulleen to the Eastern Freeway. The second passes through Greensborough and Lower Plenty to EastLink, and the third runs through Eltham and Warrandyte to EastLink. A fourth route cuts a much wider arc through Kangaroo Ground and Lilydale, also ending at Eastlink.
All routes would require extensive tunnelling.
The North East Link Authority is now holding community information sessions for those interested to hear about the four options and how they’re being evaluated to determine their impacts and benefits.
You can find out more about the proposed routes, and give feedback, at the North East Link Authority’s website.
RACV is urging those interested or affected to find out more about the route options.
RACV’s general manager public policy, Brian Negus, says: “This has been RACV's top road project for many years, soundly endorsed by our community surveys. We encourage everyone to attend an information session or visit the website to hear about the options and how they’ll be further investigated.
“It is vital that people share with the North East Link Authority the transport issues that need to be fixed and the improvements they’d like to see. This will help them determine a preferred route.”