List of freeways in Victoria, Australia
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This is a list of freeways in Victoria, Australia. Victoria is a state of Australia, in the south-east of the country. The Victorian road network services the population centres, with highways generally radiating from Melbourne and other major cities and rural centres with secondary roads interconnecting the highways to each other. Many of the highways are built to freeway standard. Victoria has the most extensive freeway and road network in Australia.
- 1 M1 - Princes Freeway
- 2 M1 - Monash Freeway
- 3 M1 - Citylink (Southern Link)
- 4 M1 - Westgate Freeway
- 5 M1 - Geelong Ring Road
- 6 M2 - Citylink (Western Link)
- 7 M2 - Tullamarine Freeway
- 8 M3 - Eastern Freeway
- 9 M3 - Eastlink
- 10 M3 - Frankston Freeway
- 11 M8 - Western Freeway
- 12 M11 - Mornington Peninsula Freeway
- 13 M11 - Peninsula Link
- 14 M31 - Hume Freeway
- 15 M39 - Goulburn Valley Freeway
- 16 M79 - Calder Freeway
- 17 M80 - Ring Road
- 18 M420 - South Gippsland Freeway
- 19 See also
M1 - Princes Freeway
The Princes Freeway is the second longest freeway after the Hume Freeway. It is 159 kilometres long. It Continues on from the Princes Highway at Tralagon and ends at the Princes Highway at Geelong. It replaces the Princes Highway between Melbourne and Geelong. It has 4 lanes between Tralagon and Narre Warren, from there it is the Monash Freeway to Toorak Road where it continues as CityLink to the Burnley Tunnel before turning into the Westgate Freeway, at the Western Ring Road it turns back into the normal Princes Freeway, where it has 8 lanes. Its major junctions are Western Ring Road, Princes Highway, Berwick-Cranbourne Road and Strzelecki Highway. It is the second busiest freeway in Victoria after the Monash Freeway. The major towns it passes through are Tralagon, Morwell, Moe, Warragul, Pakenham, Berwick and Geelong.
M1 - Monash Freeway
The Monash Freeway is 34 kilometres long. It continues on from the Princes Freeway at Narre Warren and turns into CityLink at Toorak. The Monash Freeway replaces the Princes Freeway between Melbourne and Narre Warren. During the afternoon the Monash Freeway is the busiest Freeway in Victoria. It has 8 lanes for all the Monash Freeway's length. The Monash Freeways major junctions are South Gippsland Freeway, EastLink, Springvale Road, Burke Road and Warrigal Road. The major towns it passes through are Berwick, Narre Warren, Hallam, Dandenong, Mulgrave and Toorak.
The underground southern link directly connects the ends of the West Gate and Monash Freeways into one continuous through-way. This link comprises the twin Burnley and Domain Tunnels which pass under the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Yarra River, each tunnel channelling traffic in different directions.
M1 - Westgate Freeway
The Westgate Freeway is a 14 kilometre Freeway which starts at the Burnley Tunnel at Melbourne and turns into the Princes Freeway near Laverton North. The Westgate Freeway replaces the Princes Freeway between Laverton and Melbourne. The Westgate Bridge is on the Westgate Freeway. The Westgate Freeway has 8 lanes for its entire length. Its major junctions are the CityLink, Western Ring Road, Geelong Road, Docklands Highway, Montague Street and St Kilda Road. The major towns are Melbourne and Laverton North.
M1 - Geelong Ring Road
The Geelong Ring Road starts at the Princes Freeway at Corio and ends at the Princes Highway at Geelong. Geelong Ring Road is 25 kilometres long. The Geelong Ring Road has 6 lanes for its entire length. Between Pigdons Road and the Princes Highway Geelong Ring Road is under construction. Its major intersections are Midland Highway, Hamilton Highway, Bacchus Marsh Road and Cox Road. The major towns are Geelong and Corio.
The elevated Western Link extends the existing Tullamarine Freeway, lengthening it to terminate it five kilometres further south at the West Gate Freeway in Port Melbourne. It includes the Bolte Bridge, named after former Premier Sir Henry Bolte over the Yarra River in the Docklands; a long elevated section over Dudley Flats and Moonee Ponds Creek and a tube-like sound barrier in Flemington where the road passes close to a number of community housing towers. City link then continues on connecting to the Tullamarine Freeway at Strathmore.
M2 - Tullamarine Freeway
The Tullamarine Freeway is a 13 kilometre Freeway which continues on from CityLink at Strathmore and turns into Sunbury Road at Tullamarine. The Tullamarine Freeway links Melbourne to the Airport. The Tullamarine Freeway is a very busy road during all hours of the day. The Tullamarine Freeway has 8 lanes for its entire length. Its major junctions are Calder Freeway, Western Ring Road and Sunbury Road. The major towns it passes through are Strathmore and Tullamarine.
M3 - Eastern Freeway
The Eastern Freeway is an 18 kilometre Freeway which continues on from EastLink at Nunawading and ends at Alexandra Parade at Melbourne. The Eastern Freeway has 6 lanes for all of its length. It can get busy during the afternoon. Like Eastlink The Eastern Freeway is a part of M3 route. Its major intersections are Springvale Road, Chandler Highway, Burke Road. and Hoddle Street. The Major towns are Nunawading, Doncaster and Melbourne.
Eastlink is a Tollway which continues from the Eastern Freeway at Nunawading and goes for 39 kilometres to Frankston Freeway at Carrum Downs. It has 4 lanes between Frankston Freeway and Greens Road, from there it continues as 6 lanes. Eastlink links Frankston to Ringwood. Eastlink's major junctions are the Monash Freeway, Princes Highway, Maroondah Highway, Burwood Highway, Springvale Road and Thompsons Road. The major towns Eastlink passes through are Carrum Downs, Bangholme, Dandenong South, Springvale, Rowville and Ringwood.
M3 - Frankston Freeway
The Frankston Freeway is a 7 kilometre freeway which is a continuation of Eastlink and begins at the Mornington Peninsula Freeway interchange at Carrum Downs and turns into the Moorooduc Highway near Cranbourne-Frankston Road at Frankston. It originally connected to the Mornigton Peninsula Freeway prior to the construction of Eastlink. The Frankston Freeway has 4 lanes between Moorooduc Highway and Seaford Road, from there it continues as 6 lanes onwards. Its major junctions are EastLink, Peninsula Link, Dandenong Valley Highway and Seaford Road. The major towns it passes through are Frankston, Seaford and Carrum Downs.
M8 - Western Freeway
The Western Freeway is the third longest freeway in Victoria after the Hume Freeway and the Princes Freeway. It is 125 kilometres long. It starts at the Western Ring Road at Derrimut and turns into the Western Highway near Ballarat. It replaces the Western Highway between Ballarat and Melbourne. It has 4 lanes between Melbourne and Ballarat but turns into one lane after passing the Sunraysia Highway. Its major junctions are the Midland Highway, Sunraysia Highway, Melton Highway and Ballarat Road. The major towns it passes through are Derrimut, Melton, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat.
M11 - Mornington Peninsula Freeway
The Mornington Peninsula Freeway is 27 kilometres long. It starts at Springvale Road at Chelsea and ends at Boneo Road at Mount Martha. When it gets to EastLink it continues on as Peninsula Link before becoming the Mornington Peninsula Freeway again at the Moorooduc Highway junction. The Mornington Peninsula Freeway stays a 4 lane road for all its length. The major junctions are EastLink, Peninsula Link, Nepean Highway, Thompsons Road and Jetty Road. The major towns are Chelsea, Carrum Downs, Seaford, Moorooduc, Safety Beach, Dromana and Mount Martha.
M11 - Peninsula Link
Peninsula Link is a 25 kilometre Freeway. It starts where Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Frankston Freeway and EastLink all join and ends where the Moorooduc Highway turns into the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. The major junctions are Dandenong Valley Highway, Cranbourne-Frankston Road and Frankston-Flinders Road. The major towns are Carrum Downs, Frankston East, Baxter and Moorooduc.
M31 - Hume Freeway
The Hume Freeway is the longest freeway in Victoria. It is 303 kilometres long. It starts at the Metropolitan Ring Road at Thomastown, Melbourne and ends at the Hume Highway in Albury-Wodonga at the border. It replaces the Hume Highway in most of Victoria. It has 4 lanes all the way through to Albury-Wodonga. It has a lot of major junctions such as the Goulburn Valley Freeway, Goulburn Valley Highway, Murray Valley Highway and Northern Highway. The Hume Freeway has a lot of traffic during the afternoon. The major towns it passes through are Seymour, Benalla, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Albury.
M39 - Goulburn Valley Freeway
The Goullburn Valley Freeway is 42 kilometres long. It starts at the Hume Freeway at Seymour and turns into the Goulburn Valley Highway near Nagambie. It replaces the Goulburn Valley Highway between Seymour and Nagambie. It has 6 lanes all the way to Nagambie. Its major junctions are Goulburn Valley Highway and Avenel-Nagambie Road. The major towns it passes through is Seymour. In all of Victoria the Goulburn Valley Freeway is the least busiest Freeway in Victoria.
M79 - Calder Freeway
The Calder Freeway is 113 kilometres long. It starts at the Tullamarine Freeway interchange in Essendon and turns into the Calder Highway near Castlemaine. It replaces the Calder Highway between Castlemaine and Melbourne. It has 6 lanes between Melbourne and Gisborne. It continues as 4 lanes onwards. Its major junctions are the Western Ring Road, Midland Highway and the Pyrenees Highway. It is a very busy road in between Melbourne and Woodend. The major towns the freeway goes through are Sunbury, Gisborne, Macedon, Woodend, Kyneton and Castlemaine.
M80 - Ring Road
Also known as the Western Ring Road in the West of Melbourne and Metropolitan Ring Road in the Northern Suburbs, the M80 Ring Road is 38 kilometres long. It starts at the Westgate Freeway interchange and continues around the Western and northern suburbs of Melbourne before Terminating at the Greensborough Highway at Greensborough. Its major intersections are Western Freeway, Calder Freeway, Tullamarine Freeway and the Hume Freeway. The major towns it passes through are Laverton North, Albion, Keilor Park, Fawkner, Greensborough and Watsonia North.
M420 - South Gippsland Freeway
The South Gippsland is a 6 kilometre freeway which starts at the Monash Freeway at Dandenong and ends turns into the Western Port Highway at Lynbrook. It has 4 lanes for all its length. It is the shortest Freeway in all of Victoria. It links Cranbourne to Dandenong. Its major junctions are Monash Freeway, Princes Highway, South Gippsland Highway and Pound Road. The major towns it goes through are Lynbrook, Doveton and Dandenong.