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WATCH: TBMs on track for North East Link

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Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are in the final stages of assembly with 8000 tonnes of pieces delivered.

Once assembled, the two TBMs will start digging the 6.5km road tunnels from Watsonia to Bulleen.

“This is another significant milestone for North East Link – getting us closer to moving trucks off local roads and slashing travel times across the north-east,” Victorian Transport Infrastructure Minister Danny Pearson said in April.

“We’re getting on with assembling TBMs on site so tunnelling can kick off in the coming months – building the longer 6.5-kilometre tunnels the community asked for.”

The work is happening next to the Manningham interchange that avoids the River Red Gum on Bridge Street, reduces impacts on Bulleen Art & Garden and opens more for land for future development.

North East Link will take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day and fix the missing link in Melbourne’s road network.

Watch the full video below.

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