WESTERN ROADS UPGRADE

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $1.8 billion for a comprehensive program of road upgrades and maintenance in the West, to cater for Melbourne’s rapid growth

The Western Roads Upgrade will improve 8 main roads across the West. We’ll also repair and resurface 37 roads and strengthen seven structures, mostly bridges.

The project has many benefits for growing communities in the western suburbs. It will:

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

 

For further information visit https://roadprojects.vic.gov.au/projects/westernroadsupgrade

The major upgrades are:

Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, Point Cook – UPGRADE COMPLETE

The Dunnings Road and Palmers Road upgrades, between Princes Freeway and Point Cook Road, has;

  • added an extra traffic lane in each direction as well as a dedicated bus lane in each direction from Wallace Avenue to Dunnings Road
  • widened Skeleton Creek bridge
  • upgraded intersections
  • built walking and cycling paths.

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Palmers Road, Truganina – NEARING COMPLETION

This project is nearing completion with final asphalting and line marking on Palmers Road between the Western and Princess Freeways.

 The Palmers Road upgrades, between Princes Freeway and Western Freeway will;
  • add two extra lanes in each direction between Princes Freeway and Sayers Road
  • add one extra lane in each direction between Sayers Road and Boundary Road
  • add two extra lanes in each direction between Boundary Road and Western Freeway
  • upgrade intersections
  • build new walking and cycling paths and a new overpass for the Federation Trail
  • straighten out Palmers Road at the Sayers Road intersection
  • introduce bus jump lanes at key intersections.

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Derrimut Road, Tarneit – NEARING COMPLETION

This project is nearing completion with continued works to complete the centre median strip, footpath, landscaping and to install public lighting and bus stops.

The Derrimut Road upgrades, between Sayers Road and Dohertys Road will:

  • add one extra lane in each direction
  • widen the bridge over the train line
  • upgrade nine intersections
  • build new walking and cycling paths
  • add landscaping by planting new trees and shrubs.

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Leakes Road, Truganina – NEARING COMPLETION

The new Federation Trail overpass on Leakes Road is now open to pedestrians and cyclists.

The Leakes Road upgrades, between Derrimut Road and Fitzgerald Road, will:

  • add an extra lane in each direction
  • widen Skeleton Creek bridge and Laverton Creek bridge
  • upgrade intersections
  • build new walking and cycling paths
  • create a new overpass for the Federation Trail.

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Dohertys Road – UPGRADE COMPLETE

The Dohertys Road upgrades have:

  • added an extra lane in each direction from Palmers Road to Foundation Road and from Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade
  • built a second bridge over the Princes Freeway, to improve road capacity and traffic flow
  • upgraded six intersections, including new traffic lights at the entrance of Port Phillip Prison, Fitzgerald Road and Hume Road, and new roundabouts at Gordon Luck Avenue, Cherry Lane and Cyanamid Street
  • built a new overpass for the Federation Trail for cyclists and pedestrians to safely cross Dohertys Road
  • created a new walking and cycling path along the west side of Dohertys Road.

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Forsyth Road Interchange, Hoppers Crossing – NEARING COMPLETION

This project is nearing completion with continued works to add a new layer of asphalt on all lanes of the Princes Freeway and finish with line marking works.

The Forsyth Road Interchange upgrades will:

  • add an extra lane in each direction
  • straightened Forsyth Road and Old Geelong Road to connect to Ashcroft Ave
  • replaced the roundabout at Ashcroft Avenue with traffic lights
  • widen the bridges over the Princes Freeway and the train line
  • add a new lane to each of the entry and exit ramps at the Princes Freeway
  • build new walking and cycling paths.

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Duncans Road Interchange, Werribee – WORKS CONTINUING

The new Duncans Road bridge is available to limited traffic and the new intersection at K Road and Duncans Road has been reinstated.

Works are continuing to build and open the new Geelong-bound freeway entry ramp, install traffic lights and light poles, lay the final layer of asphalt on new roads and complete other minor works.

 

The Duncans Road Interchange upgrades will:

  • build new exit ramps from the Princes Freeway to Duncans Road
  • build a new bridge over the Princes Freeway, providing two lanes in each direction
  • add two new ramps for the Princes Freeway at Duncans Road with an entrance for Geelong-bound traffic and an exit for traffic coming from Geelong
  • improve the intersection of K Road and Duncans Road
  • build new walking and cycling paths along Duncans Road and safe road crossing areas.

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Managing the Environment 

To complete the Western Roads Upgrade, some trees will need to be removed to make space to build new lanes and walking paths. We understand the importance of the environment and work hard to minimise tree removal where possible.

Click here to see the Major Road Projects Authority’s environmental plan to minimize  the removal of vegetation and the impact on the environment.