We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
The West Gate Tunnel will improve travel to and from Melbourne’s west and create a much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge.
The project involves building four more lanes on the West Gate Freeway, twin tunnels under Yarraville and a new bridge over the Maribyrnong River that links to an elevated road above Footscray Road, taking people where they need to go in the city’s north.
When the West Gate Tunnel opens there will be 24/7 truck bans on local streets in the inner west, helping to improve road safety, local air quality and noise.
The project also includes 14km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths for a continuous journey from Werribee to the city.
The West Gate Tunnel will cut travel times by up to 20 minutes, make travel more reliable, and create a more efficient route for freight to the Port of Melbourne.
The Victorian Government is partnering with Transurban to build a $6.7 billion suite of projects, including the West Gate Tunnel, Monash Freeway Upgrade and Webb Dock Access Improvements.
Together, these projects will improve travel from Pakenham to Geelong.
The West Gate Tunnel Project will be completed in 2022.
Motorists will be able to drive through the completed tunnel in 2022
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
4 kms of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road will be duplicated, and investigating the potential for duplicating a further 6 kms from Reserve Road to Lower Duneed Road
Chandler Highway Upgrade
Upgrading Chandler Highway to improve traffic flow between Melbourne's inner east, south and north.
Fast Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a fast rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
Melbourne Airport Rail
Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
North East Link
Victoria's biggest road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network
O'Herns Road Upgrade
Upgrading O’Herns Road and High Street intersection and building a new interchange at the Hume Freeway
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Streamlining Hoddle Street
Improved traffic flow and access for public transport users, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians travelling through Hoddle Street and Punt Road
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Sunbury Line Upgrade
Enabling more modern trains to run on the line, creating room for 113,000 more passengers every week
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
Transport is changing in Pakenham
Building a new super station and improving roads and rail services for Pakenham and surrounds
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.
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