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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.|