19 August 2020

There will be extended closures of the inbound ramps at Millers Road on the West Gate Freeway as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project to widen the freeway from 8 to 12 through lanes.

We’ve moved these works forward to take advantage of the significant reduction in traffic volumes due to Victorians staying at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

There will be 24/7 closures from late August through to early October 2020, :

  • six-week full closure of Millers Road inbound exit ramp from 9pm Friday 21 August to 5am Monday 5 October
  • six-week full closure of Millers Road inbound entry ramp from 9pm Friday 21 August to 5am Monday 5 October
  • four-week full closure of Millers Road (beneath the West Gate Freeway) northbound and southbound from 9pm Friday 4 September to 5am Monday 5 October

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Millers Road inbound ramps once project is complete
Artist rendering of Millers Road inbound ramps upon completion of the project. 

About the works

This work was originally planned to start later in September. By bringing the works forward while the roads are quieter, we can do more work during the day, reducing nightworks and impacts to the community, including hydroblasting which is one of our noisiest activities.

During the works, the Millers Road inbound ramps will shifted and rebuilt to align with the widened West Gate Freeway.

To do this the Millers Road inbound exit and entry ramps crews will work to lay four layers of pavement on each ramp (4,700 tonnes!), install 332 metres of stormwater drainage and install 835 metres of permanent curb to name a few.

At the Millers Road centre median, crews will demolish existing kerb and light pole footings, place 50 tonnes of pavement material and install six metres of stormwater drainage, 183 metres of permanent kerb and install permanent traffic light foundations.

This is to make room for an extra through lane on Millers Road under the freeway, and additional turning lane onto the freeway.

Construction updates provide more information on these important works.