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:

  • 4 more lanes on the West Gate Freeway
  • twin tunnels under Yarraville
  • a new bridge over the Maribyrnong River that links to an elevated road above Footscray Road.

When the West Gate Tunnel opens there will be 24-hour truck bans on local streets in the inner west, helping to improve road safety, local air quality and noise.

Construction is underway and the project’s private partner Transurban has advised that the project will be completed in 2023.

Map of West Gate Tunnel

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