We're widening the West Gate Freeway from 8 to 12 through lanes.
Congestion on the West Gate Freeway, demand on the port and a growing population are putting increased pressure on Melbourne's existing road network.
The West Gate Freeway carries 200,000 vehicles each day and is a critical link in Melbourne’s transport network but one incident is enough to bring traffic to a standstill.
The West Gate Tunnel project is a vital link in getting Victorians moving again and will reduce the city’s reliance on the West Gate Bridge and cut travel times from the west by 20 minutes.
To do this, we are rebuilding the West Gate Freeway from the ground up to make it smoother and stronger.
The project will deliver:
The West Gate Tunnel Project will upgrade ramps connecting to the West Gate Freeway to strengthen the structures and improve traffic flow onto the freeway. We are upgrading interchanges at: