New lane to open on the Tullamarine Freeway
A fourth inbound lane opened this morning along the 2km stretch between Melrose Drive and Bulla Road in time for the Monday morning peak, connecting with extra lanes opened last year between Bulla Road and the CityLink tunnels.
New lanes will be opened progressively between Bulla Road and Melbourne Airport over the coming months as the CityLink Tulla Widening project nears completion.
The CityLink Tullamarine Freeway corridor is one of the busiest roads in Melbourne, carrying 210,000 vehicles per day through its busiest section.
Drivers are already experiencing faster travel times thanks to this vital project, saving up to five and a half minutes between Bulla Road and Bolte Bridge since new lanes were opened and the freeway management system was switched on last October.
Drivers will feel the full benefits of the project once further construction and resurfacing works are complete by mid-year.
The $1.3 billion CityLink Tulla Widening project is upgrading 24 kilometres of freeway from Melbourne Airport to CityLink tunnels, creating 1,400 jobs.