From Wednesday 16 March, major construction works will start on the West Gate Freeway between the Bolte Bridge and Power Street.
These works form a critical part of the $1.3 billion CityLink Tulla Widening project, which will deliver you safer, more reliable journeys when works are complete. This project, being delivered in partnership with the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, will see an additional lane built in each direction between the Bolte Bridge and Melbourne Airport as well as an additional lane inbound between the Bolte Bridge and Power Street on the West Gate Freeway.
Construction will start next week and take up to 18 months to complete. Whether you are coming from the northern or western suburbs, these works will unfortunately cause significant delays, particularly during the weekday morning peak.
Bluetooth technology will be used to track journey times and to alert city-bound drivers of their best route options using on-road signage, digital and social media and radio station traffic alerts.
If you use the Bolte Bridge or West Gate Freeway to travel to the city, we recommend you:
All major works will be advertised in advance and, along with more details about this project and alternative routes, will be available at citylinktullawidening.vic.gov.au.
We ask for your patience as we undertake these major construction works to deliver you a motorway with increased capacity, reduced travel times and improved safety.