The East West Link is an 18 kilometre cross-city road connection extending across Melbourne from the Eastern Freeway to the Western Ring Road.
Planning is currently underway for the first stage of the East West Link, a six kilometre roadway connecting the Eastern Freeway with CityLink.
The Victorian Government has committed to building the East West Link Stage One, between the Eastern Freeway and CityLink. The formal planning study that we are currently carrying out also includes a connection from CityLink to the Port of Melbourne area.
While there is not currently any commitment to build the connection to the Port, Linking Melbourne Authority will continue to explore opportunities for procuring this section of the project and potential timeframes.
A proposed route connecting the Port area to the Western Ring Road has been developed.
Comprehensive Impact Statement
The East West Link Comprehensive Impact Statement has been prepared and is on display for public comment from 31 October to 12 December 2013.
The reference design for the East West Link Stage One shows:
- how the tunnel would connect with the Eastern Freeway and CityLink
- details of new traffic connections at Hoddle Street and Elliott Avenue
- enhancements for Ormond Road and Flemington Road
- a further connection to the Port of Melbourne area.