The West Gate Tunnel Project will change the way people move around Melbourne and how trucks get to the port.

Construction has started – find out about travel disruptions or recent construction updates.

The project includes:

  • West Gate Freeway: upgrading and widening the freeway from 8 to 12 lanes. New express lanes between the M80 and the West Gate Bridge will reduce weaving and merging that leads to traffic congestion. See what’s happening
  • A new tunnel from the West Gate Freeway to the Maribyrnong River, taking motorists and trucks underground and off residential streets. See what’s happening
  • Port to City: a new bridge over the Maribyrnong River and an elevated road along Footscray Road will provide direct links to the Port of Melbourne, CityLink and an extended Wurundjeri Way. See what’s happening.



Project Status - Construction

Construction started in January 2018.

Key planning and environmental approvals are in place and the Environment Effects Statement (EES) process has set the controls to minimise impacts to the surrounding community, businesses and environment. Read more about planning and the EES.

Interactive Map

Explore the design in more detail through our interactive map.

Talk with us about construction

We are out and about in your community to talk about construction and introduce our construction team – CPB Contractors John Holland Joint Venture. We encourage anyone with an interest to come along and learn more about the timing and type of works in your area.

Information sessions

Keep an eye out for further details and subscribe for updates at the bottom of this page.

People in the inner west, particularly those close to works, will receive regular updates and advanced notice of works so they know what to expect during construction and what we’re doing to help. See recent construction updates.

Community Liaison Group

The Community Liaison Groups (CLGs) provide an avenue for community members to understand what’s happening during construction, share local information and help support the project’s community engagement activities.

Applications to be a member of the CLG are open until Monday 26 March 2018.

Find out more about the CLG, how to submit an expression of interest and the Terms of Reference.

Document library

Find copies of all our fact sheets, newsletters, maps and discussion papers in the document library.

Key Topics

Construction updates

View construction updates for the West Gate Tunnel Project

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Travel disruptions

Do you need to change your travel plans?

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Port to City Precinct

Better connections to the port

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Tunnels Precinct

Taking trucks off residential streets

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West Gate Freeway Precinct

Building more lanes

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Toll Prices

Information on tolls for the West Gate Tunnel project

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Design overview

Find out about the project’s design, its main features and the key updates.

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Project investigations

We are undertaking project investigations for the West Gate Tunnel Project.

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Job Opportunities

Creating 6,000 jobs in Victoria

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Building the West Gate Tunnel Project

Managing construction

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Open space

Close to 9 hectares of new open space and parklands for the inner west. Find out more.

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Outer West benefits

Find out how the West Gate Tunnel Project will benefit the communities in Melbourne's outer west regions

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Walking and Cycling

Creating a continuous journey from Werribee to the city with over 14 km of new and upgraded paths.

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Tunnel ventilation and air quality

The West Gate Tunnel Project ventilation system design will be best practice. Find out more

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Better noise walls

Reducing noise for residents with significantly improved noise walls.

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Urban design

Celebrating the unique identity and diverse nature of the west

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Providing a more direct and efficient freight route from the west, to the port and the rest of Melbourne.

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Trucks off local roads

Removing trucks from inner west streets

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