Spring construction works on the West Gate Freeway

The West Gate Freeway is being rebuilt and widened to 12 through lanes, which will mean a better driver experience and cut travel times from the west by 20 minutes.

Starting from 17 September to 18 October 2021, there will be 24/7 closures on the M80 interchange and West Gate Freeway ramps while crews carry out important works for delivering critical upgrades at Grieve Parade, Williamstown Road and the M80.

Motorists should plan ahead and allow extra travel time with delays of up to 15 minutes expected.

At the same time, we will also be continuing to shift lanes and motorists at different sections of the freeway so we can set up construction sites on the freeway’s existing traffic lanes and rebuild these lanes from the ground up.

Impacts will vary depending on what day you’re travelling, and where you’re travelling to and from.

Traffic changes along the West Gate Freeway

We will be shifting traffic onto new lanes so we can rebuild existing lanes. These traffic changes do not require drivers to decide early to get to their intended destination.

Drivers may notice the following changes on the Freeway:

West Gate Tunnel Project crews will be working around the clock as part of ongoing freeway widening works.

Spring construction works

From 17 September to 18 October, motorists travelling during this period should keep in mind the following:

  • the Princes Freeway to Geelong Road ramp is closed
  • the Grieve Parade city-bound entry ramp to the West Gate Freeway is closed
  • there is no left turn on the Williamstown Road west-bound freeway exit ramp.

Affected routes

View your detour options

Signed detours are in place during this period of construction works. We encourage motorists to plan their journeys ahead of time.

Commuters using the affected bus routes can visit the PTV website for more information.

Thank you for your patience

These works are scheduled to coincide with the start of the Victorian Spring school holidays when traffic volumes are lower, so that we can reduce the impact on road users. It also means we can complete some of the louder work during daylight hours to reduce impacts on nearby residents and businesses.

We know these construction works are disruptive and appreciate and thank the community for their patience. Keep up to date with these changes by