Outer Metropolitan Ring Road
The Outer Metropolitan Ring Road is a proposed freeway in Melbourne, Australia connecting the Hume Freeway at Kalkallo north of Melbourne, to the Princes Freeway south-west of Werribee. The concept was announced as part of the Victorian Transport Plan of November 2008, planning having started in late 2007 but not widely publicised until February 2008. The proposed route was released to the public in June 2009 for public comment, with construction expected to start beyond 2020.
The Outer Metropolitan Ring (OMR) planning study has been established by VicRoads to investigate transport requirements and options for the Werribee - Melton - Tullamarine - Mickleham corridor. It is intended to ultimately provide for an eight lane freeway (four lanes in each direction) together with four rail lines within the median space for interstate freight and high speed passenger trains. Access restoration roads and crossings are included in the proposal.
This concept also included a proposed E6 Transport Corridor from the Hume Freeway at Kalkallo to the Metropolitan Ring Road in Thomastown, as well as another road connection from the Deer Park Bypass to the Outer Metropolitan Ring Road. A study area around Bulla was also identified for a freeway link to Melbourne Airport and the Tullamarine Freeway.
- Jason Dowling and Clay Lucas (26 November 2008). "Melbourne urban sprawl may grow with new outer ring road". The Age. www.theage.com.au. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
- Carmel Egan (17 February 2008). "Heard of the ring? Well, it's going to be big". The Age. www.theage.com.au. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
- "Media Release - proposed Outer Metropolitan Ring / E6 route released : VicRoads". www.vicroads.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
- "Outer Metropolitan Ring / E6 Transport Corridor : VicRoads". www.vicroads.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
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