12 February 2021

Work will start this year on the missing link in the Federation Trail, as West Gate Tunnel Project crews start construction to extend the trail and build a new dedicated cyclist and pedestrian crossing over Williamstown Road.

The Federation Trail is a 23-kilometre cycling and walking path between Werribee and Brooklyn that follows the heritage-listed Main Outfall Sewer, which was built in the 1890s.

The new sections of the trail that are being built will extend it though to Hyde Street Yarraville.

A new raised path over Williamstown Road will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a dedicated crossing over this busy intersection, providing a safer and express crossing without waiting for traffic lights.

Work started in January on the north side of the Williamstown Road interchange to start making room along Fogarty Ave in Yarraville for the new part of the trail that connects to the bridge over Williamstown Road.

Take a look at how we’ll be connecting commuters on the new and improved Federation Trail.

These upgrades to the Federation Trail are part of 14 km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths which will mean safer, newer and more accessible walking and cycling connections in the Melbourne’s west.