MELB CITYLINK: Major road delays this summer, especially to airport

MELB CITYLINK: Major road delays this summer, especially to airport

2016-12-21T19:58:32+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: OFF BEAT NEWS|

AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, MELBOURNE, CITYLINK. Please plan ahead before you jump in the car, especially if you’re driving to the airport, as an extensive program of works will be carried out across Melbourne’s road network this summer.

Work crews are taking advantage of a quieter time on our roads when traffic volumes are lighter. These upgrades are crucial for supporting Melbourne’s growth and improving traffic flow and safety in the long run.

On-road signage and advice about alternative routes and delays will help guide drivers through the work zones and it is important that everyone obeys signs and changes to traffic conditions.

To plan ahead, please visit VicTraffic or download the VicTraffic app (Google Play / iTunes).

Road works 26 December – 25 January

West Gate Bridge 26 – 28 December

Three lanes on the West Gate Bridge and Montague Street outbound entry ramp will be closed from Boxing Day to 28 December to enable critical maintenance works. Drivers will still be able to use the West Gate Bridge in both directions, but major delays are expected.

Find out more about the available alternate routes.

West Gate Freeway 26 December – 13 January

While an extra lane is being built on the West Gate Freeway, the Montague Street exit ramp will be closed for inbound traffic. Drivers will need to exit via the Lorimer Street exit instead.

The West Gate Freeway will also be reduced by one lane for a small section at the outbound Montague Street entry ramp impacting drivers heading west and to the airport.

Find out more about these works.

Tullamarine Freeway closure 5 – 8 January

The Tullamarine Freeway will be closed between the M80 Ring Road and Calder Freeway from Thursday 5 January to Sunday 8 January, while the English Street bridge, between Airport West and Essendon Fields is removed and reconstructed to cater for additional lanes on the Tullamarine Freeway underneath and additional lanes on the bridge itself.

Find out more about these works.

English Street Bridge 3 – 25 January

English Street bridge will be closed to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists on 3 January and reopen to traffic on 25 January.

Find out more about these works.

Shepherd Bridge 3 – 8 January

Shepherd Bridge, Footscray will be reduced to one lane from 3 to 6 January and will be completely closed from 6 to 9 January to allow for widening and strengthening of the bridge.

Find out more about these works.

From To Type of works Alternate routes
Mon 26 Dec, 7pm Wed 28 Dec, 3pm West Gate Bridge works – Three lanes on the West Gate Bridge and Montague Street outbound entry ramp. Detours will be via Wurundjeri Way, Docklands and Footscray Road.
Mon 26 Dec, 8pm Fri 13 Jan, 5am West Gate Freeway works – Montague Street exit ramp will be closed to inbound traffic. Drivers will need to exit via the Lorimer Street exit instead.
Tue 3 Jan, 1am Fri 6 Jan, 8pm Shepherd Bridge, Footscray will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Alternative route is via Sims Street and Dynon Road.
Fri 6 Jan, 8pm Sun 8 Jan, 10am The Tullamarine Freeway will be closed between Calder Freeway and M80 Ring Road Detours outbound will be via Pascoe Vale Road/M80 for passenger vehicles and Calder Freeway/Keilor Park Drive for trucks.

Inbound detours will be via Airport Drive/Keilor Park Drive/Calder Freeway or Tulla/M80/Calder.

Thu 5 Jan, 10pm Wed 25 Jan, 12pm English Street bridge will be closed over Tullamarine Freeway. Detours via Wirraway Road.
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