The Victorian Government has awarded the contract for a 1.2-kilometre upgrade of the road, which involves adding a lane in each direction between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway in Hampton Park.
Expressions of interest are now underway to build the second phase of the project, which adds 36 kilometres of new lanes to the freeway in Melbourne.
New lanes will now be opened progressively in each direction of the CityLink-Tullamarine Freeway between Melbourne Airport and Melrose Drive.
Work has begun on the West Gate Tunnel, Victoria’s long overdue alternative to the West Gate Bridge, according to the Victorian Government.
The Victorian Government has created close to 3,500 employment opportunities, providing valuable on-the-job training on Victoria’s biggest infrastructure projects.
The Andrews Labor government will introduce new West Gate Tunnel incentives to stop rat runs throughout Melbourne’s western suburbs, following plans for a North East Link tollway.