About this corridor
This 11 kilometre corridor would follow the Greensborough Highway south using existing road reserve and connect with the Eastern Freeway near Bulleen Road.
North East Link would be a new freeway-standard road. Greensborough Highway and Bulleen Road would be retained for local use.
Extensive tunnelling would be used to protect sensitive environmental and heritage areas.
This route is indicative only. It is subject to further technical, engineering and other studies.
Approximate length including other likely works
|North East Link||11 km|
|Eastern Freeway upgrade||15 km|
How we're assessing the corridors
We've been assessing how well each corridor performs across a range of measures you've told us are important to you.
Our work so far shows that each corridor has both pros and cons. It also shows that all options will include tunnels as well as new surface roads and bridges to connect to the existing road network.
We've heard from you on how to get this project right
During August and September 2017, we held a number of community drop-in information sessions across the project area. We also invited everyone to join the conversation on an online engagement hub. Community feedback was collected until Monday 18 September 2017.
What we've found so far about Corridor A
|Measure||Score||This corridor is likely to...|
|Reducing congestion in the north-east||Provide a more direct alternative to congested roads in the north-east using good connections to the existing road network.|
|Getting trucks off residential roads in the north-east||Provide opportunities to get trucks off many residential roads in the north-east such as Rosanna Road, Para Road and Fitzsimons Lane.|
|Connecting more people to jobs and education||Connect people to jobs and education in the north and east, including the La Trobe University and West Heidelberg industrial hub, Box Hill and Ringwood.|
|Connecting businesses||Provide opportunities for local businesses to access potential customers and workers, including in key existing and emerging employment areas.|
|Making freight move more efficiently||Provide travel time improvements between key freight locations.|
|Improving public transport connections and travel times||Be effective at reducing congestion on roads used by public transport and roads used by commuters to get to key stops and stations. Eastern Freeway upgrades would provide an opportunity for improved bus services.|
|Improving connections for pedestrians and cyclists|| Offer potential to divert trucks away from road cycling routes and places where|
people shop and work. Offer opportunities to improve cycling and walking connections for people in the north-east, including opportunities for new shared use paths.
|Ability to protect the environment, culture, heritage and open spaces||Offer opportunities to protect the cultural and heritage spaces and the environment such as tunnelling under the Banyule Flats. This corridor would involve some environmental impacts associated with surface works.|
|Ability to minimise impacts from construction-related traffic||Involve disruptions from upgrades to the Eastern Freeway between Chandler Highway and Springvale Road to cater for additional traffic. Constructing the Eastern Freeway interchange would involve significant disruptions.|
|Performs very poorly|
|Performs very well|