Melbourne is set to receive the first of two tunnel boring machines (TBM), which will begin work on the West Gate Tunnel by early 2019.
The Victorian Government has revealed the names of the two tunnel boring machines that will work on the West Gate Tunnel.
Two tunnel boring machines – 90 metres long, 15.6 metres in diameter and weighing 4000 tonnes each, have been selected to build Melbourne’s $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel.
Traffic modelling shows around 3000 fewer trucks will use Millers Road in 2031 if proposed truck tolling points are changed on the upgraded West Gate Freeway, according to the Victorian Government.
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.