Women working in construction to help build Ison Road Overpass

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A diverse and vibrant workforce is building the Ison Road Overpass, set to provide Wyndham West with a vital link to the Princes Freeway.

The Ison Road Overpass team includes women in a range of specialised roles including project management, engineering, plant operation, environmental management, communications, and human resources.

With International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Ison Road Overpass team is celebrating the contribution of the women working on the project.

The project supports the Victorian Government’s Building Equality Policy, which seeks to create training and employment opportunities in the construction industry for women.

Work on the Ison Road Overpass began in November 2023 with site establishment and works to relocate and protect essential water and electricity services. Major construction kicked off in early 2024 with earthworks and piling. Once complete, the 4 lane overpass will extend over the Melbourne-Geelong railway line toward the Princes Freeway.

Future-proofed for 6 lanes, it will give residents access to surrounding areas and minimise traffic in central Werribee, reducing congestion and improving journey reliability. The project’s opportunities for active transport will include shared walking and cycling paths over the bridge and a cycling path underneath the bridge.

The Victorian and Australian governments will invest a total $114 million to deliver the project.

Due for completion by the end of 2025, the Ison Road Overpass is set to cater for nearly 29,000 vehicles a day by 2036.

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