Williamstown Road / West Gate Freeway interchange and Fogarty AvenueMarch - May 2019

Williamstown Road sewer pipe diversion

Melbourne Road compound and end of Cullen Court, Spotswood:

  • day works are currently underway which include road excavation and rock breaking.

Traffic island at the Williamstown Road inbound exit ramp:

  • over four consecutive weekends starting from Friday 15 March, day and night  works at the shaft including rock breaking will occur;
  • full closure of the Williamstown Road inbound exit ramp during this time

Reserve at the eastern end of Fogarty

  • tree clearing from Wednesday 13 March at the reserve, east end of Fogarty Avenue, prior to construction site set-up; and
  • temporary closure of the pedestrian and cycling path in the reserve from Wednesday 13 March with a detour in place.

Williamstown Road inbound exit ramp

These works will include:

  • piling along the ramp, to support the new permanent noise wall;
  • installing new noise wall panels;
  • installing stormwater drains; and
  • pavement works to construct new lanes for the ramp.

West Gate Freeway bridge and Williamstown Road
Works to prepare for widening of the bridge over Williamstown Road are continuing, including installing new barriers.

Inbound tunnel entrance

These works will include:

  • earthworks including excavation of soil;
  • building a platform to establish a safe working area for construction workers; and
  • piling, to help form the tunnel entrance.

Fogarty Avenue and West Gate Freeway
widening works

These works will include:

  • temporary closure of the pedestrian and
    cycling path in the reserve from Wednesday 13 March, with a detour in place;
  • reinstating the excavated area in the reserve;
  • constructing a retaining wall opposite the Footscray Hockey Club;
  • trenching works to install the drainage pipe along The Avenue;
  • moving some overhead power lines underground;
  • piling works to support the new noise wall; and
  • earthworks to prepare the area for freeway widening.

Newport Railway bridge and freeway centre median
Work is continuing to widen the Newport
Railway bridge and the freeway.

West Gate Freeway (outbound) between Williamstown Road and The Avenue
Work is continuing to install a permanent
noise wall along the West Gate Freeway
(outbound) between Williamstown Road and
The Avenue.PDF (117KB)

PDF (189KB)

DOCX (1750KB)

Cullen Court, Spotswood7 February - early March 2019

These works will be completed during the day
and include:

  • installation of traffic barriers and site
    fencing at the end of Cullen Court
  • excavating a section of the road
    within the construction site, which will
    include rock breaking
  • retrieving the specialist equipment
    (pipe-jack) from the excavated area
  • constructing a manhole shaft to allow
    future access to the sewer pipe; and
    reinstating the road to safely and
    securely cover the manhole shaft.
PDF (117KB)
DOCX (1005KB)
Paringa Road, Altona North18 February - early May 2019

Sections of Paringa Road progressively closed to vehicles to relocate some existing overhead powerlines underground.

  • Changes to how properties are accessed at each stage of works.
  • Changes to waste collection arrangements.
  • An increase in construction vehicles within the area.
  • An increase in construction noise during the day from machinery and trucks.
  • Water spray trucks to help manage dust and dirt. Loads will be covered when dirt and rock are being transported.

Stage three notifications

Stage two notifications

Stage one notifications

Beevers Street and Michael Court, Altona North14 January - March 2019

Beevers Street and Michael Court closed in three stages to relocate some existing overhead power lines underground. Each stage of works in place for around two and half weeks.

  • There will be changes to how properties are accessed at each stage of works
  • Footpath access will be maintained on both sides of Beevers Street
  • Alternative vehicle parking will be established via a temporary path to the Italian Social Club
  • Emergency services vehicles will have access at all times
  • Temporary fencing and work site will be set up, including an access track at the end of Beevers Street
  • There will be an increase in construction vehicles within the area
  • Regular mail from Australia Post will be delivered and rubbish bins will be collected
  • Beevers Street utility relocation fact sheet (PDF, 2.10MB)
  • Reinstatement works, including full closure of Beevers Steet from Thursday 28 February - Saturday 2 March 2019 (PDF, 431KB) (DOCX, 794KB)

Stage three notifications

Stage two notifications

Stage one notifications

West Gate Freeway between Knapp St and Millers Rd

Information sessions:

  • Monday 10 December between 4pm –7pm
  • Tuesday 11 December between 7am-9am
  • Thursday 13 December between 11am-1pm
  • Saturday 15 December between 10am-12pm

Community information sessions in your area
We invite you to come along to have a chat about moving overhead services, such as power lines, underground, and the works in your neighbourhood.

From Monday 10 December, you will find us and our West Gate Tunnel Project information van at the carpark behind the 16 Shops in Paringa Road.

PDF (757 KB)
DOCX (317 KB)

MAP (218 KB)

West Gate Freeway (outbound) between Chambers Road and Grieve Parade16 November – ongoingWorks to widen the West Gate Freeway between Chambers Road and Grieve Parade and provide new noise walls, including:
  • local road closures (see notification for specific streets)
  • waste collection service changes (see notification for specific details)
  • roadworks to remove and rebuild road surfaces on the freeway
  • general construction activities including earthworks and installing a drainage line
  • site establishment works, including investigating utility services
  • installation of temporary and new noise walls between Freemans Road and Chambers Road.
PDF (795KB)
DOCX (568KB)
Millers Road / West Gate Freeway interchangeWednesday 24 October 2018 – March, 2019West Gate Freeway widening

These works will include:

  • tree removal behind residential properties along sections of Beevers Street and adjacent to the outbound exit ramp from 24 October 2018; and
  • construction of retaining walls, bridge structural works including excavations and piling.

Upgrading Millers Rd underneath the freeway

These works will include:

  • piling and retaining wall construction on the east side of Millers Road underneath the freeway; and
  • utility services upgrade and relocation works around the interchange as night works from late October.

Build temporary and permanent ramps
Current – March 2019

Construction of the Millers Road temporary inbound and outbound exit ramps have started, as well as work to build the permanent inbound entry ramp.

  • Please refer to the attached works notification for details on this work
PDF (263KB)
Kyle Road, Altona NorthThursday 11 October 2018 – 2022Use of Kyle Road to access construction sites on the West Gate Freeway for the duration of the project’s construction, including:
  • construction vehicles on Kyle Road during standard daily work hours.
  • water and spray trucks and street sweepers being used to reduce dust and dirt.
  • dirt and rock being covered when it is being transported.
  • intermittent traffic changes when major transport deliveries are required.
PDF (258KB)
DOCX (747KB)
Beevers Street, Altona NorthTuesday 2 – Saturday 13 October 2018Service investigations on Beevers Street, including:
  • scanning for utilities services.
  • short term traffic changes.
  • drop in information sessions about power line relocation on Thursday 4 and Saturday 6 October.
PDF (209KB)
DOCX (334KB)
  • Paringa Road, Altona North
  • Primula Avenue, Brooklyn
From 1 October 2018Vehicle access to Paringa Road from Millers Road will be closed long-term to allow for freeway widening works. Works on Paringa Road will include:
  • Scanning for services.
  • Setting up a construction laydown area on the corner of Millers Road and Paringa Road.
  • Staged closures of Paringa Road in order to move the 66kV power lines underground.
  • Trenching for the 22kV power line works adjacent to the shops on Millers Road.
  • Relocating the gas line to Chambers Road and Waites Court.

Works on Paringa Road and Primula Avenue be done to relocate the Telstra telecommunication lines, including:

  • Short-term closure of the footpath on the southern side of Primula Avenue at night, with detour in place.
  • Overnight closures of Primula Avenue at Millers Road, with detour in place.
PDF (247KB)
DOCX (385KB)
  • Buchanan Road and nearby Reserve, Brooklyn
  • Kyle Road, Altona North
20 September – mid-2019Moving 66kV power lines underground, including:
  • Scanning for services.
  • Moving sections of the overheard 66kV power lines underground, involving excavations.

Replacing 220kV tower with a monopole, including:

  • Pouring the concrete foundation for the new tower.
  • Moving the 220kV power line from the existing tower to a new monopole.
Buchanan Road and nearby reserve:
PDF (242KB)

DOCX (414KB)
Kyle Road:
PDF (192KB)
DOCX (377KB)
Fogarty Avenue, Yarraville31 July 2018 – November 2019Relocating some existing power lines installing new drainage along Fogarty Avenue, including:
  • using equipment including excavators, jack hammers, compaction equipment and asphalt cutting saw
  • staged closures along sections of Fogarty Avenue
  • detoured access to Fogarty Avenue. Residents will be advised of any specific individual driveway access impacts
  • changes to bus route 432.
  • Temporary Closure between Cranbrook Street and Deleware Street (Until 31 May)
  • Between Footscray Hockey Club and Strong Street (until 27 March)
  • Power line relocation (26 March - 12 April) PDF (595KB)
    DOCX (705KB) 
West Gate Freeway (outbound) between Williamstown Road and The AvenueFrom 29 May 2018 – ongoing
  • Temporary road closures between Vernier Street and Hick Street, and between Andrews Street and Muir Street.
  • Site fencing and access established at the end of the following streets: Abbot Street, Steel Street, Vernier Street, Hick Street, Andrews Street, Muir Street.
  • Site establishment works along outbound lanes of West Gate Freeway, including vegetation removal and earthworks.
  • Installation of temporary and new noise wall between Vernier Street and Muir Street.
  • Relocate existing power lines that currently run along the West Gate Freeway to the reserve near the corner of The Avenue and Strong Street.

PDF (277KB)

DOCX (493KB)
Temporary noise wall installation
(21 August 2018):

PDF (397KB)
DOCX (513KB)

Installation of new power poles
(25 February 2019):
PDF (372KB)
DOCX (792KB)

Millers Road / West Gate Freeway interchangeFrom July 2018 – mid-2019Widening the freeway and upgrading the section of Millers Road under the freeway, including:
  • excavation and eath works
  • construction of retaining walls on the freeway ramps and piling
  • clearing vegetation and trees
  • installation of a temporary noise wall
  • removal of an existing section of noise wall
  • setting up traffic barriers beneath the freeway
  • temporary footpath closure
  • utility service investigations
  • site compound establishment
  • Federation Trail closure
  • general construction.
PDF (385KB)
DOCX (396KB)
West Gate Freeway, between Williamstown Road and M80 interchange, in both directionsSunday 15 July to Thursday 19 July 2018, 10pm – 5am, nightly; and, if required, Monday 23 July and Tuesday 24 July 2018, 10pm – 5am, nightlyRemoval of overhead sign gantries and lighting structures, including:
  • removing overhead sign gantries
  • removing existing light poles and installing temporary ones
  • clearing vegetation and trees along the freeway
  • earthworks, including removing dirt
  • general construction.
PDF (716KB)
DOCX (229KB)
Williamstown Road, under West Gate Freeway12 June – late JulyUpgrading Williamstown Road under the West Gate Freeway, including:
  • modifications to traffic signals, ramp signals and CCTV
  • removing traffic islands and installing temporary ones
  • earthworks and vegetation removal
  • general construction, asphalt construction and kerbing works
  • reinstating the road surface once works are completed.
PDF (830KB)
DOCX (391KB)
West Gate Freeway: Williamstown Road inbound exit rampFrom 29 May – ongoing
  • Works along both sides of the West Gate Freeway between The Avenue and Williamstown Road, including vegetation removal and installing temporary fencing.
  • Installation of temporary and new noise wall along Williamstown Road inbound exit ramp.
PDF (274KB)
DOCX (488KB)
Millers Road / West Gate Freeway interchange20 May – June 2018Work starting around the Millers Road / West Gate Freeway interchange, in preparation for the widening of the freeway and upgrading Millers Road:
  • Setting up temporary safety barriers on the outbound exit and entry ramps
  • Removing traffic islands and installing temporary ones
  • Ongoing general construction including earth works, kerb removal, site protection and traffic changes
  • Identifying utilities in the area
  • Installing high voltage electric conduit underground along Paringa Road and Beevers Street and under Millers Road and the West Gate Freeway
  • Setting up Millers Road site office
DOCX (349KB)
Whitehall Street and Hyde Street, Yarraville and FootscrayMay and June 2018Day and night works as we prepare to divert a section of the North Yarra Main Sewer. Works include:
  • Relocation of water, gas and electricity services on Whitehall Street
  • Intersection upgrades at Youell Street, Somerville Road and Leek Street
  • Project investigations on Hyde Street and Harris Street next to Yarraville Gardens
PDF (625KB)
DOCX (573KB)
Williamstown Road, Yarraville and Spotswood12 May – December 2018Building a new inbound exit ramp and upgrading Williamstown Road, and establishing a construction site on Melbourne Road.PDF (255KB)
DOCX (229KB)
West Gate Freeway precinctFrom March 2018Building a temporary inbound exit ramp at Williamstown Road, widening the West Gate Freeway, continuing site investigationsPDF (550KB)
DOCX (1.9MB)
West Gate Freeway, between Wembley Ave and Williamstown RoadFrom February 2018Establishing work site, building a temporary exit ramp, roadworks and project investigationsPDF (600KB)
DOCX (500KB)