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One of Victoria’s largest ever urban road projects.

West Gate Tunnel

The West Gate Tunnel is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, providing quicker and safer journeys and taking thousands of trucks off residential streets.

The new West Gate Tunnel will deliver a more efficient route for freight, with direct access to the port and local industry. The project will also provide a second river crossing, rebuild and widen the West Gate Freeway, create better connections to Melbourne and support the travel needs of growing regional populations.

Design and construction works include widening the West Gate Freeway from eight lanes to 12 between the M80 Ring Road and Williamstown Road, and constructing a 2.8km eastbound tunnel and 4km westbound tunnel under Yarraville. There will also be three new bridges over the Maribyrnong River, and an elevated road along Footscray Road to the Port of Melbourne, CityLink and the city’s north.

The project will deliver more than 14kms of new and upgraded cycling and walking links to popular trails and parks, and an express route to the CBD for cyclists via a 2.5km elevated veloway, plus nearly nine hectares of new parks and wetlands.

  • Customer
    Transurban / Victorian Government
  • Location
    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Specialisation
    Roads & bridges

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“In providing an alternative route to the West Gate Bridge and direct access to the port, the project will significantly decrease traffic congestion, improve productivity, remove numerous trucks from local roads and reduce travel times for motorists,” Joe Barr, CEO John Holland
The project will ease congestion for the 200,000 cars that use the West Gate Freeway daily and create better connections to Melbourne to support the travel needs of people in Ballarat, Geelong and the Wyndham areas.


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