Overview

The project will include construction of a road overpass bridge across the Melbourne-Geelong Railway line, extending the road south towards Browns Road and connecting with a section of Ison Road to be constructed by Wyndham City Council.

The project scope includes opportunities for active transport, including a shared user path and dedicated bike lanes on both carriageways.

The project aims to:

  • provide a vital link to the developing residential areas of Wyndham West to the Princes Freeway to Melbourne and Geelong
  • provide Wyndham West residents access to surrounding areas and broader transport networks
  • support urban growth and housing development in this high-growth area
  • reduce traffic in central Werribee, thereby reducing congestion and improving journey reliability to Princes Freeway and the Werribee Town Centre
  • improve amenity and safety of local streets and Werribee Town Centre.

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Benefits

Once complete, the rail overpass will provide a vital link to the developing residential areas of Wyndham West to the Princes Freeway to Melbourne and Geelong.

Further benefits of the project include:

  • reducing congestion by directing traffic out of central Werribee and improving safety and journey reliability to the Princes Freeway and the Werribee Town Centre
  • supporting urban growth and housing development in this high-growth area
  • providing Wyndham West residents access to surrounding areas and broader transport networks
  • improving amenity and safety of local streets and ease congestion in Werribee Town Centre.

Current activities

Planning and development works are underway for Ison Road Rail Overpass. These early works include extensive site investigations and environmental studies.

Environmental assessment

During the planning and development phase of the project we’ll assess the potential environmental, social, economic, and cultural heritage impacts and how we plan to manage them.

We’ve engaged experts to conduct environmental assessments, looking specifically at:

  • biodiversity, including golden sun moth, striped legless lizard, spiny rice flower, button wrinklewort and other flora species
  • water, catchments, and hydrology: how and where water flows in the area
  • cultural and historical heritage, including Aboriginal and European heritage.

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