Victorians should plan ahead and allow extra travel time as work on Victoria’s Big Build continues to make changes today, for better transport tomorrow.
Much of the summer works program will focus on Melbourne’s growing west.
- Werribee Street level crossing will be removed by the end of summer.
- As works progress on the West Gate Tunnel Project, the West Gate Freeway will see crews demolish the outdated southbound bridge, before rebuilding and strengthening it. Inbound and outbound ramps from the Princes Freeway to Geelong Road and the M80 inbound ramp to the West Gate Freeway will be closed.
- The $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade program will finish in the new year, helping slash congestion and improve traffic flow on some of the busiest local roads in the west. As the final two upgrades are completed, there will be disruptions on Derrimut Road, Tarneit, and Palmers Road, Truganina.
- Annual West Gate Bridge maintenance will take place from Boxing Day, with three of the five outbound lanes closed and overnight closures impacting inbound lanes.
Melbourne’s south east
- Progress on the Cranbourne Line upgrade will pave the way for trains every ten minutes by building a second track from Dandenong to Cranbourne.
- Crews will work to add 36 kilometres of extra lanes to the Monash and Princes freeways.
- Throughout January, Thames Promenade and Wells Road intersection in Chelsea Heights will be shut as part of works to build the new Mordialloc Freeway.
- Work on North East Link, the largest ever Victorian road project will continue. Overnight lane closures on Greensborough Road and Bulleen Road will occur throughout summer, as crews move underground utilities in preparation for major construction to start in 2021.
- Tram track renewal works in January will provide a smoother ride on Route 48 and 75 along Bridge Road and Church Street and in February along La Trobe Street.
- Underneath the city, the Metro Tunnel Project is forging ahead. Excavation of the rail tunnels either side of the central cavern at the State Library Station will be complete this month. TBMs Joan and Meg are currently making their way towards the CBD, tunnelling one kilometre from Parkville.
- The final phase of the Ballarat Line Upgrade will get underway.
- Passenger trains on the Gippsland Line will soon travel over the new Avon River rail bridge. To allow for final works, coaches will replace trains on sections of the Gippsland Line.
Level crossing removal
Works to remove more than 20 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne will progress. We're working to remove level crossings in:
Visit our Summer disruptions page for more detailed information about the planned disruptions.