CityLink Tulla Widening

Project overview

The CityLink Tullamarine (Tulla) Freeway corridor is one of the most heavily trafficked roads in Melbourne. It carries 210,000 vehicles per day on nine lanes in its busiest section between Bulla Road and Bell Street. This includes 107,000 daily trips to and from Melbourne Airport with almost 90% of these by private vehicle or taxi. It is projected that by 2031 the freeway will carry an extra 25,000 vehicles a day.

To help meet this demand we're working with VicRoads to increase capacity, reduce travel times and improve safety across 24km from Melbourne Airport to Power Street.

The project is being delivered in two sections. We are working with CPB Contractors on the Bulla Road to Power Street section and VicRoads and LendLease are delivering the Melbourne Airport to Bulla Road improvements.

The scope of the CityLink Tulla Widening project includes:

  • an extra lane in each direction from Melbourne Airport to the West Gate Freeway, including extra lanes on the Bolte Bridge
  • improvements to the Flemington Road, Bell Street, English Street and Mickleham Road interchanges
  • a new eastbound lane on the West Gate Freeway between Bolte Bridge and Power Street
  • construction of a new Bell Street to Pascoe Vale Road connection, including a new bridge over CityLink and the Craigieburn train line
  • two new dedicated lanes to Bell Street from the Tullamarine Freeway and Calder Freeway
  • a dedicated lane from the Tullamarine Freeway and Mickleham Road to the Western Ring Road
  • installation of intelligent transport systems including variable speed limit signage, variable messaging signs, automatic incident detection and ramp metering