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

Webb Dock Access update – June 2017

Webb Dock Access improvements are in full swing with plenty of major progress.

Bolte Bridge entry ramp

While drivers use the temporary inbound Bolte Bridge entry ramp, crews have been able to excavate a large section of the existing ramp before building the new, redesigned ramp.

A piling rig is working around the clock to install over 1000 piles – approximately 12 metres deep – needed to create a strong foundation for the new, improved ramp to be built upon.

View of the construction site where we are building the new inbound entry ramp from the West Gate Freeway to the Bolte Bridge

West Gate Freeway

Nearby on the West Gate Freeway, crews are working nights to install the cables and fibres needed to power and supply information to the new digital overhead signage structures and digital displays as part of the state-of-the-art freeway management system we’re installing to create a safer, better flowing and more reliable freeway for drivers.

Cook Street

In Cook Street, crews are busy working nights to relocate the complex variety of utility services in the area. The utilities routed through the area – including gas, power, electricity, water – supply services to thousands of homes and businesses in the Docklands, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne. Crews are working very carefully to ensure that our works don’t cause any disruptions to these vital services.

Crews will be installing a new signalised interchange on Cook Street which will provide a safer, dedicated access onto the West Gate Freeway.

Roadworks

Over the next few months, drivers heading in from the west can expect to see nightly lane closures on the West Gate Freeway. We’ll also be scheduling some overnight inbound Bolte Bridge entry ramp closures to help our crews get the job done as quickly and safely as possible.

Keep up to date with traffic conditions – including upcoming ramp and freeway closures – by visiting citylinktullawidening.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

Key Topics

Construction

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

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