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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON THE WEST GATE FREEWAY

If you’ve been driving along the West Gate Freeway, you might have noticed the changed traffic conditions as the West Gate Tunnel Project continues to widen the freeway from eight to 12 through lanes.

For those heading towards the western suburbs, drivers now need to decide at the West Gate Bridge whether they are exiting at Millers Road and move into the left lanes prior to Williamstown Road. 

It is important to keep an eye on the road signs to ensure you are in the correct lane on the West Gate Bridge if exiting at Millers Road. 

If you miss your turn-off, please avoid making unsafe last minute lane changes and simply take the next available exit. 

The project is shifting the lanes between Williamstown Road and Grieve Parade on the freeway to free up space to build new lanes and rebuild existing ones, making the roads safer and helping to ease congestion. 

While changed traffic conditions can be frustrating, the project reminds road users to drive safely, obey the speed limits in place and follow the conditions. 

These works are part of a larger program of traffic changes on the West Gate Freeway, with drivers to be prepared for changes later this year, including:

  • Drivers will need to decide at the West Gate Bridge whether to exit at Millers Road, Grieve Parade or Princes Freeway
  • Changes will also be made to the inbound and outbound ramps of the M80 interchange. 

These changes will be made over the next six months and will at times require road users to decide where they are going earlier to make sure they are in the correct lanes. Journeys may take longer than usual so please plan ahead and allow extra time. Drivers will be given plenty of notice before each change is made using all communication channels available including electronic signage and social media. 

For more information and to stay up-to-date, please visit the West Gate Tunnel Project’s website, Facebook page or Instagram.

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