Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Transport giants back multi-billion-dollar roads strategy - news.com.au

VICTORIA'S biggest transport companies have backed construction of a $9.5 billion road tunnel through the city's inner north.

The Herald Sun has seen submissions on the proposal by international transport expert Sir Rod Eddington to build Melbourne's biggest infrastructure project.

Toll road operator ConnectEast, trucking giant Linfox, the RACV and the Transport Workers Union are adamant new roads must be built to cope with the state's population spurt.

ConnectEast, operator of Melbourne's newest toll road EastLink, says it wants to build the tunnel and claims it can be done at no cost to the Government.

But it would come at a cost to motorists - more tolls...

Read the entire article at News.com.au (of which, Sir Rod Eddington is a board member), and read the always informed comments of the Herald Sun readers here.

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