Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne
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
The West Gate Tunnel Project is being managed by the Western Distributor Authority. Visit the project website for more information.
North East Link
Victoria's biggest ever road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing the massive bottleneck on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
High Speed Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a high speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
Improving connections for the Bellarine Peninsula by upgrading Barwon Heads Road
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan