Thiess, PB, Hyder partner again

The trio, which partnered previously on Melbourne’s largest urban road project, EastLink, along with VicRoads, will be responsible for the design, management and delivery of the Tulla Sydney section of the upgrade. Considered a critical component of Melbourne’s road network, the M80 Ring Road links corridors and major arterial roads, and facilitates freight movement between Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate capitals.The upgrade will deliver widening and improvement works to improve safety and congestion and improve travel times and reliability, especially during peak periods. VicRoads has identified the 8.4-kilometre Tulla Sydney section between the Tullamarine Freeway and Sydney Road section as the highest priority to upgrade, as it has been subject to the most congestion.Improvements to this section include:Construction of additional lanes to provide three lanes in each direction;Upgrades to existing bridges;Installation of an Intelligent Transport System;Improvements to the layout of some interchanges and freeway ramps where required; andProvision of landscaping and urban design elements to improve amenity and driveability.

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