News, Road upgrades, Victoria

Road closures ahead as further works begin on West Gate Tunnel

Truckies should expect road closures and delays of up to 30 minutes as work continues on the West Gate Tunnel Project in Victoria.  

The next stage of works to widen the West Gate Freeway from eight to 12 lanes is underway in preparation for the tunnel opening in 2025. 

According to the Victorian government, the project will provide a much-needed second river crossing while cutting congestion and taking 9,000 trucks a day off local roads.

From tomorrow (January 10) until early March this year, crews will carry out the final road surfacing of the West Gate Freeway between Millers Road and the M80 Ring Road interchange, and of the ramps between Kororoit Creek and Millers Road. 

From 9pm on January 10 until 5am on March 4, one lane will be closed in each direction between Millers Road and the M80 Ring Road interchange.  

The West Gate Freeway outbound ramp to M80 Ring Road (Greensborough-bound) will also be closed for nine days from January 10. 

From 5am February 12 to 5am March 4, Grieve Parade inbound entry and Millers Road inbound exit ramps will be closed, as will Grieve Parade outbound exit and Millers Road outbound entry ramp.  

Truckies can expect numerous overnight closures of the West Gate and Princes Freeways in one or both directions between Kororoit Creek and Williamstown Roads until mid-2024, as crews install 46 massive steel overhead gantries. 

These gantries will hold information such as traffic signs or electronic signs that show the speed limit or lane closures.  

They will eventually carry toll points as well, when the project becomes operational by 2025. 

The second stage of works on the Wurundjeri Way city bypass are also set to begin, creating better city connections from the West Gate Tunnel, Footscray Road and CityLink. 

Wurundjeri Way will be closed between Dudley Street and Bourke Street from mid-January to early March.  

See here for a full list of closures and respective detours.  

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