1 March 2022

The West Gate Tunnel Project is building twin tunnels between the Maribyrnong River and the West Gate Freeway, providing a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge.

The project will ensure quicker and safer journeys and remove over 9000 trucks from streets in the inner west.

The tunnels are being built using two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) so the community and businesses can continue above ground while work happens below.

What to expect

Our TBMs will operate, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will reach a depth of up to 27m below ground. They have been purpose built to suit local ground conditions so that large-scale construction can happen underground, with minimal disruption above.

Keeping you informed

We will keep people informed and work together to make things easier during construction.

You can expect to see regular information from us about construction activities happening in your area, including:

  • newsletters to keep you up to date
  • work notifications in your letterbox
  • weekly information drop in session with tunnel experts every Wednesday from March between 4.30pm–6.30pm at the Information Centre
  • information on the website
  • news and updates on social media.

Our West Gate Tunnel Project Information Centre is also open Monday – Friday from 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm for project information and enquiries.

The Information Centre is located at the corner of Somerville Road and Whitehall Street, Yarraville.

We also have a team that is dedicated to working with the community. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer any questions or concerns.