We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
The Western Rail Plan sets out a range of objectives needed to deliver a faster, high-capacity rail network servicing our growing outer suburbs and regional cities.
The plan is supported by a $130 million investment from the Victorian and Australian governments for detailed engineering and design work, which is being undertaken by Rail Projects Victoria alongside the planning for Melbourne Airport Rail.
Significant progress has already been made in this space, with the Australian and Victorian governments announcing:
- the preferred route for Melbourne Airport Rail, and
- stage one of Geelong Fast Rail.
Transforming Victoria’s rail network in the growing west requires staged investments across the medium and long-term to maximise benefits to passengers and increase capacity in the network.
It is essential that these complex and interrelated investments are planned and sequenced carefully to ensure the best network and passenger outcomes are achieved.
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Rail Projects Victoria is leading the planning and investigation works for the Western Rail Plan. Rail Projects Victoria also oversees the delivery of the Metro Tunnel, Melbourne Airport Rail and Regional Rail Revival projects.
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
Bypassing Shepparton incorporates Shepparton Bypass Stage 1, Shepparton Alternate Route and upgrades to Ford and Wanganui roads
Bridge Inn Road Upgrade
Adding an extra lane, installing new traffic lights, upgrading intersections and building a new bridge
Chandler Highway Upgrade
Upgrading Chandler Highway to improve traffic flow between Melbourne's inner east, south and north.
Childs Road Upgrade
Adding an extra lane, replacing a roundabout with traffic lights and building a new bridge over Darebin Creek
Craigieburn Road Upgrade
Adding extra lanes, upgrading intersections and building better walking, cycling and public transport connections
Epping Road Upgrade
Adding an extra lane, installing new traffic lights, upgrading intersections and building better walking and cycling connections
Geelong Fast Rail
Delivering faster services between Geelong and Melbourne’s CBD with a travel time of around 50 minutes.
Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade
Reducing congestion and improving safety by upgrading intersections and reworking traffic lanes
Geelong Ring Road Extension - Bellarine Link
The Bellarine Link will extend the Geelong Ring Road from Baanip Boulevard to Portarlington Road
Golf Links Road Upgrade
Improving safety and reducing congestion by upgrading the roundabout, adding safety barriers and improving the road surface
Hall Road & Western Port Highway Upgrade
Upgrading the road and two roundabouts to improve safety and journey reliability
Hallam North and Heatherton Road Upgrade
Adding an extra lane, upgrading intersections and building new walking and cycling paths
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road Upgrade
Improving traffic flow and safety by adding extra lanes, upgrading intersections and building a new bridge over Peninsula Link
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Enabling more train services, less crowding on peak trains, and better connections
Lathams Road Upgrade
Adding extra lanes, upgrading intersections, building a new bridge over Peninsula Link and installing safety barriers
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
Melbourne Airport Rail services will maximise airport connectivity to Victoria’s metropolitan and regional rail networks.
Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade
Improving traffic flow and safety by adding an extra lane, upgrading intersections and building new walking and cycling paths
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, building a new interchange and adding extra lanes on the Hume Freeway
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Pound Road West Upgrade
Improving traffic flow by building a new bridge over the rail line, upgrading intersections and adding an extra lane
South Road Upgrade
Reducing congestion by upgrading intersections along South Road between Nepean Highway and Warrigal Road
Streamlining Hoddle Street
Improved traffic flow and access for public transport users, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians travelling through Hoddle Street and Punt Road
Sunbury Line Upgrade
Enabling more modern trains to run on the line, creating room for 113,000 more passengers every week
Sunbury Road Upgrade
Improving traffic flow by adding extra lanes, traffic lights and building a new bridge
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, duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road and upgrading the intersection at Frankston-Dandenong Road.
Transport is changing in Pakenham
Building a new super station and improving roads and rail services for Pakenham and surrounds
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.
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