Overview

We opened the upgraded Dunnings and Palmers Road in December 2019.

Our upgrades to Dunnings and Palmers Road include:

  • a new lane in each direction on Palmers Road between Dunnings Road and Princes Freeway
  • a new lane in each direction on Dunnings Road between Palmers Road and Point Cook Road
  • widening the Skeleton Creek bridge, adding 3 lanes southbound, and 2 lanes northbound
  • adding new signalised turning lanes into Wallace Avenue
  • adding a dedicated bus lane in each direction from Wallace Avenue to Dunnings Road
  • upgrading intersections along Dunnings Road and Palmers Road
  • improving the capacity of the Geelong-bound Princes Freeway exit ramp at Palmers Road
  • building new separated walking and cycling lanes along Dunnings and Palmers Road.

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Benefits

The Dunnings and Palmers Road Upgrade has delivered better connections to the Princes Freeway, including driving, cycling and walking benefits. These include:

  • a more reliable link from Point Cook to the Princes Freeway
  • removing bottlenecks, easing pressure on nearby roads and improving traffic flow
  • better and safer access to Williams Landing train station and Werribee
  • more reliable buses with a dedicated lane and priority at intersections
  • new walking and cycling connections along Dunnings Road and Palmers Road and to Williams Landing Station.

Reasons for the upgrade

More than 18,000 cars and trucks use Dunnings Road and Palmers Road every day.

If you live or work in the growing suburbs of Point Cook, Sanctuary Lakes or Featherbrook, these roads are important connectors for you to access the Princes Freeway, Williams Landing train station and Werribee town centre.

This upgrade makes traffic and public transport flow better, so you can get to where you need to be sooner and safer.