Western Roads Upgrade

Improving and maintaining roads in Melbourne's west


8roads upgraded


260 kmof road maintained and improved


The Western Roads Upgrade is a $1.8 billion investment that will improve eight main roads across Melbourne’s west, repair and resurface 37 roads, as well as strengthen seven structures, mainly bridges.

Western Roads Upgrade

Work is underway on the $1.8 billion project that will transform eight priority roads in Melbourne’s western suburbs including:

  • Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, Point Cook, between Point Cook Road and Princes Freeway
  • Palmers Road, Truganina, between Princes Freeway and Western Freeway
  • Derrimut Road, Tarneit, between Sayers Road and Dohertys Road
  • Leakes Road, Truganina, between Fitzgerald Road and Derrimut Road
  • Dohertys Road, Laverton North, between Fitzgerald Road and Grieve Parade
  • Dohertys Road, Truganina, between Foundation Road and Palmers Road
  • Forsyth Road Interchange, Hoppers Crossing
  • Duncans Road Interchange, Werribee/Werribee South.

Funding will also be put towards improvements and maintenance for more than 260 km of road between Footscray and Werribee for the next 20 years.

Project benefits

The project has many benefits for growing communities in the western suburbs, including:

  • making it quicker, easier and safer for all road users
  • givinging local businesses opportunities for growth by improving priority truck routes
  • improving access to jobs
  • improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians with more than 50 km of walking and cycling paths, including three new overpasses along the Federation Trail.


The Western Roads Upgrade:

  • is a $1.8 billion investment to improve roads in the western suburbs
  • includes a 20-year maintenance contract, which guarantees the ongoing care of 260 km of road from Footscray to Werribee
  • is being delivered through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Victorian Government and project consortium, Netflow
  • due to be completed in 2021
  • these roads will not be toll roads.

Interactive map

Use the interactive map to get to know what is happening on the Western Roads Upgrade.

The map highlights what we will build to fix the roads you use every day. Click on the icons to find out extra details and view our progress.

WRU interactive map button

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Project timeline

Improving and maintaining roads in Melbourne's west


The Western Roads Upgrade is being delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.

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