13 October 2020
Our spring construction campaign has made the most of the quieter roads to complete a huge amount of major construction, including switching traffic onto brand new pavement along the West Gate Freeway and widening works around the Millers Road interchange.
Freeway lane changes
The latest stage of widening the West Gate Freeway has now been completed, with traffic shifted to the outside edge of the freeway.
This allows us to set up new worksites in the centre median to continue building new lanes.
Millers Road interchange
The Millers Road inbound ramps to and from the West Gate Freeway have been shifted and rebuilt to align with the new widened freeway setup.
This work was required to make room for an extra through lane on Millers Road under the freeway, and additional turning lane onto the freeway.
To rebuild the Millers Road ramps:
- Crews worked to build four layers of pavement (4,700 tonnes) on each of the inbound ramps
- 332 metres of stormwater drainage and 835 metres of permanent curb were installed
Works on the Millers Road centre medium:
- Removed existing kerb and light pole footings
- Placed 50 tonnes of pavement material
- Installed six metres of stormwater drainage
- Installed 183 metres of permanent kerb
- Installed permanent traffic light foundations
We thank everyone for their patience as works continue to widen the West Gate Freeway from eight to twelve through lanes.
Keep up to date on the latest info and detours by visiting bigbuild.vic.gov.au/disruptions