Melbourne's population continues to grow more than any other capital city, with 60% of that growth happening in our outer suburbs. As a result, the Andrews Government has invested $1.8 billion for a comprehensive program of road upgrades and maintenance in the West, to cater for this rapid growth.
Essential major road upgrades have now been completed. These upgrades responded to the needs of the local area for its growing population and increased demands on our road network.
The Western Roads Upgrade has improved 8 main roads across the West. Repairing and resurfacing 37 roads and strengthening seven structures most notably bridges.
The project has had many benefits for the western suburbs including;
- Quicker Travel time making it easier and safer for all road users
- Improved access to better jobs with priority truck routes, giving local businesses the opportunity for growth
- Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians with more than 50 kms of walking and cycling paths, including three new overpasses along the Federation Trail
UPGRADE COMPLETE - Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, Point Cook
UPGRADE COMPLETE – Palmers Road, Truganina
UPGRADE COMPLETE – Derrimut Road, Tarneit
UPGRADE COMPLETE – Leakes Road, Truganina
UPGRADE COMPLETE – Dohertys Road
UPGRADE COMPLETE – Forsyth Road Interchange, Hoppers Crossing
UPGRADE COMPLETE – Duncans Road Interchange, Werribee
For further information visit https://roadprojects.vic.gov.au/projects/westernroadsupgrade