More projects complete in Melbourne’s west
With a $20 billion investment in road and rail projects to help make getting around easier, crews are working hard across a number of projects in Melbourne’s west.
Cherry Street level crossing removal
The Cherry Street level crossing in Werribee is the 46th level crossing gone for good. The new road bridge is now open, and crews are currently working to build a new underpass that will provide a quick and safe connection for pedestrians and cyclists.
Cherry Street is the third of 4 level crossings to go in the Werribee area, with an additional 11 go in Melbourne’s west by the end of 2025.
Western Roads Upgrade
The biggest ever investment in Melbourne’s roads, the Western Roads Upgrade, is also complete.
The $1.8 billion road project is reducing congestion and slashing travel times for locals on:
- Leakes Road in Truganina
- Dunnings Road and Palmers Road in Point Cook
- Dohertys Road East in Laverton North
- Dohertys Road West in Truganina
- Duncans Road and the Forsyth Road Interchanges.
Works to come
In addition to the remaining level crossing removals, the west will undergo a 20-year maintenance contract guaranteeing the care of 260km of road from Footscray to Werribee.
The key transport hubs of Footscray and Sunshine stations will get more trains and travel choices from projects like the Metro Tunnel, Sunbury Line Upgrade and Melbourne Airport Rail.