As part of the Western Roads Upgrade, we’ve improved safety and strengthened 4 bridges and a pedestrian overpass in the western suburbs. These works were completed in July 2020.
To improve the safety and strengthen the bridges and overpass, we’ve:
- removed old barriers and replaced them with new safety barriers
- installed cathodic corrosion protection to protect the metal bridge supports from rust and deterioration
- resurfaced the road on the bridges and on approach to the bridges
- removed features no longer needed such as broken lights.
We’re also continuing to monitor 3 further structures and will complete work in the future if required.
For a snapshot of our works to bridges and structures, watch our pre-completion video below.
The upgrade to bridges and structures has extended the lifetime of these structures and improved safety for cars, trucks, pedestrians and cyclists. These benefits include:
- new road surfaces
- new safety barriers
- extended lifetimes for structures.
Watch our video below to learn how we’ve extended the lifetime of these structures.
We’ve completed works to the following structures:
- Hyde Street bridge, Spotswood (over Stony Creek)
- Ballarat Road bridge, Flemington (Lynch’s Bridge, over Maribyrnong River)
- Queen Street bridge, Altona (over Laverton Creek)
- Kororoit Creek Road bridge, Altona (over Cherry Creek)
- Geelong Road pedestrian overpass (near Lewis Street).
Following investigations, works at the below locations were removed from the initial project scope and will be monitored with work to be completed in future if required.
- Geelong Road bridge, Brooklyn (over Kororoit Creek).
- Geelong Road bridge, Footscray (over Cross Street)
- Heaths Road Werribee, pipe culvert.