Our work on the CityLink Tulla Widening
Eastern Plant Hire has undertaken a great deal of earthmoving work on projects that are a part of Victoria’s Big Build. This includes the $1.34 billion CityLink Tulla Widening that ran between 2015 and 2018. The project aimed to increase capacity by 30 per cent through road upgrades and additional lanes. As one of the main routes of travel from Melbourne to Tullamarine Airport, the upgrade of the road was essential to ensuring the airport had reliable travel routes.
EPH assisted in the materials cartage and supply of earthmoving machinery to the CityLink Tulla Widening project in the Bulla Road to Power Street section. This was the larger of the two sections of work for the CityLink Tulla Widening, encompassing 16km of the 24km total. This included the western link portion of CityLink, which is one of the most heavily trafficked roads in all of Melbourne. The Bulla Road to Power Street section of works included:
- Added new lanes in both directions
- Added a new separated road to Bell Street from the Tullamarine and Calder freeways
- Added a new Bell Street to Pascoe Vale Road connection
- Upgraded the interchange at Flemington Road and Mount Alexander Road
- Upgraded the Bolte Bridge and West Gate Freeway connection
- Installed a new freeway management system and incident response system
The CityLink Tulla Widening project aimed to increase the road’s capacity, boost its performance and greatly improve its safety. Since the road opened at the end of 2018 travellers has seen an almost 30-minute improvement in travel times, thanks to the upgraded interchanges and additional lanes. The widening of the CityLink to Tulla will cater to the future needs of the city for both commuters and freight network.