Project investigations are taking place along the West Gate Freeway, local roads in the inner west and along Footscray Road and CityLink.
- Utility inspections
- Geotechnical (ground) investigations
- Feature surveys
- Traffic counting surveys
While investigations are underway, some temporary pedestrian or traffic management measures may be in place for safety. There will be minimal disruption to road users and nearby residents or businesses.
These investigations help build a detailed understanding of the whole project corridor. Investigations in a particular area do not necessarily mean the project will be situated in, or have an impact on, that location.
Investigations may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of bad weather, difficult ground conditions or other unavoidable circumstances.
You may see our team out and about undertaking investigations in the following locations:
- Dynon Road, West Melbourne
- Federation Trail, Brooklyn
- Footscray Road, West Melbourne Geelong Road, Brooklyn
- MacKenzie Road, West Melbourne
- Maribyrnong Street, Footscray
- Maribyrnong River, Footscray
- Kent Street, Yarraville
- Stephen Street, Spotswood
- West Gate Freeway
- Princes Highway
- Whitehall Street, Yarraville
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us on 1300 280 939 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
These works involve locating, uncovering and recording the location of underground utilities such as electricity, gas, water, sewerage and telecom assets.
In some locations, a path or traffic lane may be temporarily closed to provide access and a safe work area. Access to surrounding properties and roads will always be maintained.
Works can include:
- uncovering services using a high-pressure water spray and vacuum
- survey and pit inspections
- scanning for the ground to identify underground utilities
Geotechnical investigations involve drilling a small hole of around 10-15mm diameter in the ground. Rock, soil and water samples are collected for testing. In some cases, a groundwater monitoring well is installed for the collection and measurement of groundwater.
Before getting started, we check each site to ensure that drilling avoids important environmental and heritage values and underground infrastructure such as sewers, pipes and cables.
Drilling can generate some noise and minor dust. We take steps to minimise these impacts and monitor them during drilling.
Paths or traffic lanes may be temporarily closed to provide access and a safe work area. Access to properties and roads will be maintained and any necessary detours clearly signed.
Surveyors use a tripod and digital survey equipment to measure heights and distances to surrounding features.
In some locations, a path or traffic lane may be temporarily closed to provide access and a safe work area. Access to properties and roads will always be maintained.
On some local roads, one or two light vehicles will parked at the end of cul-de-sacs near the freeway or by the side of the road.
Traffic counting surveys
Trailer-mounted traffic counters will gather information on traffic numbers. This data will assist with travel planning during construction.
In some locations, a path or traffic lane may be temporarily closed to provide access and a safe work area to install or remove the trailer. Access to properties and roads will always be maintained.
Trailers with traffic counters have been set up at the following locations:
- Melbourne Road, Spotswood
- Kororoit Creek Road, Altona North
- Millers Road, Altona North
- Blackshaws Road, Altona North
- North Road, Newport
- Whitehall Street, Footscray
- Somerville Road, Footscray
- Francis Street, Yarraville
- Hyde Street, Yarraville
- Stephen Street, Yarraville
- Geelong Road, Kingsville and Brooklyn
- Ballarat Road, Sunshine
- Williamstown Road, Yarraville