The preferred bidders have been announced for two major packages as part of Victoria’s North East Link Program.

The Nexus consortium, comprising Road Australia members Laing O’Rourke, Symal Group, WSP in Australia and Arcadis, has been named the preferred bidder for the first stage of a major overhaul of the Eastern Freeway.

The upgrade of the freeway between Burke Road and Tram Road will connect with the new North East Link Tunnels, and will include new technology, express lanes, cycling paths and the first seven kilometres of the Eastern Express Busway. 

The AMA consortium, which includes Roads Australia members ACCIONA Australia and AECOM, is the preferred bidder for works to complete the M80 Ring Road at Greensborough. 

The package includes new lanes, smart technology, a seamless interchange with North East Link and Greensborough Bypass, a new multi-level car park at Watsonia Station, and walking and cycling connections. 

Expressions of Interest will open this month for packages to overhaul other sections of the Eastern Freeway – with the program delivering upgrades all the way from Hoddle Street to Springvale Road.

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