Category: Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Huge Cranes To Widen EJ Whitten Bridge

Major widening works to the EJ Whitten Bridge ramps up with two large remotely controlled cranes being assembled ahead of works starting next week. The assembly of the 13-metre-tall gantry cranes marks the start of significant works to widen the bridge from three to five lanes in each direction, improving safety and slashing travel times. […]

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Getting It Done: New Lanes Open On Citylink

Drivers will be able to access nearly nine kilometres of new lanes from 1 April 2017 as part of the widening CityLink Tulla project. From the early hours of Saturday morning, drivers heading to or from the CBD on CityLink between Flemington Road and the West Gate Freeway will now have an additional traffic lane […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Metropolitan Region

Getting It Done: Removing Swan Street Bridge Bottleneck

Congestion will be slashed for 30,000 motorists on the Swan Street Bridge every day, with works to start within weeks. From Wednesday 29 March, motorists can expect significant delays on and around Swan Street Bridge due to the construction of an extra lane. The work to provide an additional traffic lane will see one city-bound […]

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Chandler Highway Bottlenecks To Go

Works to remove two notorious bottlenecks along the Chandler Highway will start within months, with Seymour Whyte Constructions announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. The $110 million Chandler Highway Upgrade will slash travel times, improve reliability and increase access for pedestrians and cyclists. It will include: Removing two major bottlenecks between Heidelberg […]

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On The Road To Safer Young Drivers

The Andrews Labor Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Museums Victoria are partnering to create a world leading Road Safety Education Complex at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the location for the complex, a cornerstone of the Government’s $146 million Young Driver Safety Package. […]

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Thompsons Road Upgrade One Step Closer To Completion

The Andrews Labor Government is a step closer to fixing the notorious Thompsons Road in Melbourne’s south-east with four companies now shortlisted for the second stage of works. BMD, CPB, Cut and Fill and Winslow have been shortlisted to submit tenders for the $175 million upgrade, with the contract due to be awarded by mid-year and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Independent Report On Wandong Interchange Received

The Andrews Labor Government is considering an independent report prepared in consultation with the Wandong and Heathcote Junction community on the proposed Wandong Interchange as part of the Kilmore Wallan Bypass. The Labor Government will give full and careful consideration to the recommendations in the report before reporting back to the community in coming months. […]

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Weekend Construction Blitz To Widen Monash Freeway

Construction on the Andrews Labor Government’s Monash Freeway Upgrade is ramping up this weekend with the freeway closing overnight to allow for critical works to be done. Drivers are being urged to plan ahead with the Monash Freeway closed outbound between Heatherton Road and Belgrave Hallam Road each night from midnight to 7am from Saturday […]

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Back To School: Slow Down And Cross Safely

Drivers are being urged to slow down and be cautious around school zones next week as the back to school rush gets underway. Reduced speed limits will be back in place outside schools across Victoria from Tuesday 31 January, to keep kids safe as they head back to school for 2017. Minister for Education James […]

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Summer Construction Blitz Wraps Up

The last of the summer construction blitz is wrapping up tonight with all of the major disruptive works completed on the West Gate Freeway, Shepherd Bridge in Footscray and the Tullamarine Freeway as part of the CityLink Tulla Widening Project. To mark the milestone, Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan, Senator Jane Hume and Member for […]

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