Introduction

The Webb Dock Access improvements will better connect freight from Webb Dock to the freeway network. It will make it easier and safer for trucks to enter the Bolte Bridge and free up space and help traffic flow on the M1.

The Webb Dock Access improvements, delivered by the CityLink Tulla Widening project, will support the Port of Melbourne’s $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project.

Map showing the locations of the Web Dock Access works (see below for details)

Location of Web Dock Access improvements

These improvements complement the upgrade of Cook Street currently being completed by VicRoads. These works are widening Cook Street from one to two lanes in each direction between Todd Road and the West Gate Freeway.

What's involved

Transurban Webb Dock Access east works

  1. Redesigned ramp to Bolte Bridge

    A new ramp will be built with a gentler curve to reduce the risk of truck roll-overs.

  2. New connection from Cook Street to Bolte Bridge

    A new lane from Cook Street to the Bolte Bridge ramp will provide direct access for freight heading north.

  3. Intersection upgrade

    The Cook Street / Salmon Street intersection will be upgraded and signalised

VicRoads Webb Dock Access west works

  1. Widened Cook Street

    An additional lane will be added in each direction between Todd Road and the West Gate Freeway

What are the benefits?

The Webb Dock access improvements will:

  • improve safety on the Bolte Bridge entry ramp, reducing the risk of truck roll-overs and their associated costly delays which can be felt across the freeway network
  • improve traffic flow and safety for motorists and trucks travelling between the West Gate Freeway and the Bolte Bridge
  • provide a quicker and more efficient route for freight that is unaffected by traffic volumes on the M1
  • reduce weaving and merging on the freeway, a major cause of congestion.

Update

 

Major Webb Dock Access progress in April

Heading to the Bolte Bridge from the West Gate Bridge or Cook Street? Stick to the left lane on the West Gate Freeway. We’re making a few small changes to Bolte Bridge access to help crews get on with works to build a safer and easier connection to Melbourne’s north.

This week, we’ll begin the next major stage of Webb Dock Access improvements which will see crews rebuild a safer, redesigned Bolte Bridge inbound entry ramp with a gentler curve to reduce the risk of truck roll-overs as well as provide better flowing access for freight and cars alike.

Drivers heading inbound on the West Gate Freeway wanting to use the entry ramp to the Bolte Bridge will need to make their way to the left lane a little earlier than usual.

Drivers will be shifted onto an alternate ramp that will provide access to the Bolte Bridge while crews remove and rebuild the existing entry ramp nearby.

This shift will keep traffic flowing onto the Bolte Bridge smoothly and provide a safe work zone for our crews to get the job done as quickly as possible.

On-road signage will be in place to help guide drivers.

What you need to know

  • From April, drivers heading inbound on the West Gate Freeway wanting to use the entry ramp to the Bolte Bridge will need to make their way to the left lane a little earlier than usual. On-road signage will be in place to help guide drivers
  • Drivers will be shifted onto an alternate ramp that will provide access to the Bolte Bridge while crews remove and rebuild the existing entry ramp nearby
  • Drivers can expect some overnight freeway and ramp closures as well as other changed traffic conditions – including lane closures – on the West Gate Freeway to facilitate these works
  • We’re on track to open the new and improved Bolte Bridge entry ramp on time in late 2017
  • We don’t expect any additional delays to your morning or evening peak commute out towards Melbourne’s north via the Bolte Bridge
  • Thanks to drivers for your continued patience while we get the job done

For more information about upcoming closures – including detour maps – visit the CityLink Tulla Widening website.

Key Topics

Construction

Learn what to expect from the Webb Dock Access improvements construction.

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