We completed the Palmers Road Upgrade in early-2021.
Our upgrades to Palmers Road include:
- 2 new lanes in each direction between Princes Freeway and Sayers Road
- a new lane in each direction between Sayers Road and Boundary Road
- 2 new lanes in each direction between Boundary Road and Western Freeway
- upgraded signalised intersections along Palmers Road
- new separated walking and cycling paths along Palmers Road between the Princes and Western freeways
- a new walking and cycling overpass at Palmers and Sayers roads for the Federation Trail
- straightening out Palmers Road at the Sayers Road intersection to remove the Palmers Road and Sayers Road dog-leg bottleneck
- adding new bus jump lanes at key intersections.
The Palmers Road Upgrade has delivered better connections between the Western and Princes freeways, including added new walking and cycling connections from Williams Landing to Derrimut. These benefits include:
- improved journeys between 2 major freeways in the west
- better access to public transport, jobs and community hubs
- more reliable traffic flow and improved freight efficiency
- safer walking and cycling options with new separated walking and cycling paths
- a more seamless and safer journey along the Federation Trail, with a new walking and cycling bridge over the Palmers Road and Sayers Road intersection
- removed bottleneck at the old Palmers Road and Sayers Road dog-leg intersection
- getting you places sooner and safer by upgrading intersections and straightening out Palmers Road.
Reasons for the upgrade
More than 20,000 cars and trucks rely on Palmers Road every day.
Palmers Road provides important access to the Western Freeway in Truganina and the Princes Freeway in Williams Landing. It also connects key freight hubs to freeways and residents in Melbourne’s growing outer west to Williams Landing shopping centre, bus services and the train station.