Major works in Summer 2023

As part of the West Gate Tunnel Project, we’re widening the West Gate Freeway from 8 to 12 through lanes and building new connections to the city and CityLink to make it easier and quicker to get around.

This summer, we will be carrying out a series of complex structural works, affecting how you’ll get to and from the city.

These works are scheduled to coincide with the start of the Victorian summer holidays when traffic volumes are lower, so that we can reduce the impact on road users.

From 11 January, there will be road and lane closures along the West Gate Freeway (westbound), Williamstown Road westbound entry ramp and Footscray Road (citybound).

Pedestrians and cyclists

The walking and cycling path along Footscray Road is currently open until early April. It will be closed at times, from early-April to mid-May with detours via Dynon Road, when our crews start building the new city connections over the westbound carriageway of Footscray Rd. Further information on when these closures will take place will be provided closer to the date.

Bus passengers

While Footscray Rd is closed on the citybound carriageway, there will be changes to bus routes and services.

Route 220 buses will divert using Dynon Road, and will miss several stops. There will also be other service changes within the CBD, including some missed stops and shortened services, for routes 216, 232, 234, 235 and 237.

Plan ahead and visit the PTV website for more information.

Other infrastructure works across Melbourne

Over summer, major infrastructure and public transport construction works will also be taking place across Melbourne. This also includes works on the West Gate Bridge carried out by VicRoads, as well as works on the Monash Freeway and rail disruptions on some Metro and V/Line services.

Plan your trip in advance - check out Victoria’s Big Build Disruptions information.

Stay updated

These works are scheduled to coincide with the start of the Victorian summer holidays when traffic volumes are lower, so that we can reduce the impact on road users.

We know these construction works are disruptive and appreciate and thank the community for their patience. Keep up to date with these changes by