The Metropolitan Ring Road, also known as the M80 Ring road, is a large freeway in Northern Melbourne which links the northern part of the city to Eastern and Western suburbs.
The Metropolitan Ring Road turns into the Western Ring Road between Thomastown and Campellfield and connects the following freeways: the Tullamarine Freeway, the Calder Freeway and the Hume Freeway as well as the Western Highway and the Princes Freeway.
Metropolitan Ring Road Map, Melbourne VIC
Having a good knowledge of these interconnected freeways make is much easier for travellers to Melbourne to navigate around the outer suburbs without having to travel through the busy Melbourne CBD.
Typically, traffic reports about the Metropolitan Ring Road are highlighted on televised news coverages as well as radio stations which keeps motorists aware of any traffic incidents ahead of time. The Metropolitan Ring road also has traffic cameras which monitor the traffic situation on a daily basis.
Due to the convenience of the freeway, the area around Ring Road has developed remarkably. This has made it easy to get accommodation close to the Ring road. For instance, the Greensborough Motor Inn is conveniently located about 3 kilometres from the end of M80, offering modest accommodation at a cheap price. Alternatively, head to the Bell Motor Inn or Mahoneys Motor Inn, both of which are ideal for the corporate traveller.
The Metropolitan Ring Road is a fundamental part of Melbourne’s transport infrastructure which will save travellers lots of time when making their way throughout the western suburbs.