Building the new Wurundjeri Way Extension - closure of Wurundjeri Way and Dudley Street intersection

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Work is ramping up to build a new city bypass that extends Wurundjeri Way over Dudley Street and connects to Footscray Road, Dynon Road and CityLink.

In the next stage of work, our crews will be building the bridge from the ground up at the intersection of Wurundjeri Way and Dudley Street. This bridge will connect the Wurundjeri Way extension into the new elevated motorway near Dynon Road.

These works will involve installing large steel beams, road decks and railing installation.

To ensure the safety of all road users and our crews, we need to close the intersection at Wurundjeri Way and Dudley Street in both directions while the work is carried out.

The following closures will take place from 8pm Sunday 8 October until early December:

  • Wurundjeri Way will be closed in both directions between Dudley Street and Bourke Street, with only local access to Marvel Stadium from Flinders Street direction
  • Dudley Street will be closed in both directions between Footscray Road and Spencer Street, with only local access to Adderley Street.

Significant delays are expected, please plan ahead.

Motorists coming from the west, drivers should use Dynon Road and King Street, or the West Gate Freeway and Kings Way instead.

If coming from the south-east toward the city, consider using Queens Road and Kings Way, and the West Gate Freeway.

For trucks and heavy vehicles, drivers can temporarily use Bolte Bridge with an appropriate permit for your vehicle size and journey.

Full details including a map of the detour route can be found on


The foot path along Dudley Street will be closed from 8pm Sunday 8 October until early December 2023. Pedestrians can detour via Harbour Esplanade, La Trobe Street and Adderley Street.

Footscray Road

At the same time, Footscray Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction while major work is carried out to build to entry and exit ramps,

Crews will make the most of reduced traffic on Footscray Road while people are encouraged to use Dynon Road, to power ahead with lifting the massive steel beams that will from new entry and exit ramps to the city and Port of Melbourne.

Thank you

We acknowledge this period can be disruptive and thank the community for their patience as we complete this major stage of works at Wurundjeri Way.

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