West Gate Tunnel Project

The Victorian Government has announced three interrelated projects that will streamline traffic from Geelong to Pakenham – the West Gate Tunnel Project, Monash Freeway Upgrade and Webb Dock Access Improvements.

West Gate Tunnel Project

The West Gate Tunnel Project is Melbourne's much needed major second river crossing, delivering a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, quicker and safer journeys, and removing thousands of trucks from local roads.

The project will create 6,000 new jobs, including 500 apprentices and up to 150 jobs for former auto workers.

There will be 14 kilometres of new and upgraded cycling and walking paths – including a new 2.5km veloway above Footscray Road.

Subject to the necessary planning approvals, construction will begin in 2018 for completion in 2022.

Western Distributor-Reference Design - YouTube

Monash Freeway Upgrade

The Monash Freeway Upgrade will add more than 30 km of new lanes between Eastlink and Clyde Road, and install new technology to keep traffic flowing smoothly from Chadstone to Pakenham.

The upgrade has been underway since 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2018.

Monash Freeway Upgrade - YouTube

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Webb Dock Access improvements

Webb Dock Access improvements will better connect freight from Melbourne's Webb Dock to the freeway network. The improvements will make it easier and safer for trucks to enter the Bolte Bridge, free up space on the M1 and help traffic flow.

Works have been underway since 2016 and are expected to be completed in 2018.

Want to know more?

Visit the WestGate Tunnel Project to find out more about these three major projects.

Page last updated: 5 July 2017