West Gate freeway ramp works finish ahead of schedule

Victorian Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has signed off on the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) for Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel, making a number of recommendations for the landmark project.Major works at the M80 interchange for the West Gate Tunnel Project have wrapped up twelve days ahead of schedule. The ramp from the M80 Ring Road to the West Gate freeway is now open.

Crews have been working on essential reconstruction works to make room for widening the West Gate freeway from eight to 12 lanes.

The Millers Road outbound entry and exit ramp works in Altona North were also completed on schedule and opened to the public last Monday.

Over the summer period crews worked to install new guard rails, freeway barriers, 363 metres of stormwater drainage and 48 piles on the Millers Road M3 ramp. Construction also included the widening of the outbound Millers Road ramps and reconstructing road pavement in the area.

The Geelong Road outbound ramp to the Princes Freeway, as well as lanes between Grieve Parade and the Princes Freeway remain closed until the end of this month.

Construction crews will complete road reconstruction works and install a new bridge to connect with the outbound ramp from Geelong Road to the Princes Freeway.

The new bridge will keep traffic moving while new lanes are built on the Princes Freeway.


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