Corridor C

About this corridor

Similar to Corridor B, this 26 kilometre corridor would connect to EastLink and not require any upgrades to the Eastern Freeway.

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.

Option C (//ghd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8e6892a85f964fd49f8f16449b130cee)

Approximate length including other likely works

Option CLength
North East Link26 km
Springvale Rd upgrade4  km
Reynolds Rd upgrade and extension10 km
Ryans Rd upgrade1 km
Total41 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 C

MeasureScore This corridor is likely to...
Reducing congestion in the north-east

Reduce congestion on some key north south roads such as Rosanna Road and Fitzsimons Lane.
Getting trucks off residential roads in the north-east

Offer an opportunity to get a limited number of trucks off roads in the north-east such as Rosanna Road and Fitzsimons Lane.
Connecting more people to jobs and education Deliver better access to jobs and education.
Connecting businesses

Provide good access to businesses located in major urban centres and for those in the wider metropolitan area but only marginally improve access to key existing and emerging employment areas.
Making freight move more efficiently Provide ability to reduce truck travel times, however would likely have long inclines which would slow trucks down and reduce efficiency overall.
Improving public transport connections and travel times

Offer some opportunities to improve public transport by reducing congestion on roads used by public transport.
Improving connections for pedestrians and cyclists

Offer potential to divert trucks away from road cycling routes and places where people shop and work however have limited ability to provide new or enhanced walking and cycling paths.
Ability to protect the environment, culture, heritage and open spaces

Offer opportunities to protect sensitive areas including the Yarra River by tunnelling but would involve some environmental impacts associated with surface works.
Ability to minimise impacts from construction-related trafficNeutral  Involve disruptions to the transport network from works at EastLink, Springvale Road and Reynolds Road and upgrades to Ryans Road.

Key

Performs very poorly
  Performs poorly
  Neutral
  Performs well
  Performs very well