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Upgrading Outer West Roads And Easing Congestion

15 February 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is a step closer to fixing eight congested roads in Melbourne’s outer western suburbs with three consortiums shortlisted for the $1.8 billion road and maintenance upgrade.

Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas has announced that consortia Netflow, Western Improvement Network and Western Roads Partnerships have been short-listed to tender for the almost 30 kilometres of lane duplication, and wider road maintenance program.

The successful bidder will deliver eight planned road projects, which involve a combination of duplication and upgrade works – and deliver 20 years of maintenance for a wider network of over 750 lane kilometers, including:

  • Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, from Point Cook Road to Princes Freeway, Point Cook
  • Palmers Road, from Princes Freeway to Western Freeway, Truganina
  • Derrimut Road, from Sayers Road to Dohertys Road, Tarneit
  • Leakes Road, from Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road, Truganina
  • Dohertys Road, from Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade, Laverton North
  • Dohertys Road, from Foundation Road to Palmers Road, Truganina
  • Princes Freeway/Forsyth Road interchange, Hoppers Crossing
  • Duncans Road interchange, Werribee/Werribee South

VicRoads has launched an interactive map on its website that shows designs and information about the upgrades which include intersection modifications, building shared use paths, and changes to road and bridge widths.

Local residents are invited to have their say on the initial designs at one of the following information sessions, where they can see and comment on initial designs, and talk to the expert project team members:

  • Sunday 19 February, 9am – 5pm, Stockland Shopping Centre Point Cook
  • Friday 24 February, 5pm – 9pm, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre
  • Saturday 25 February, 9am – 5pm, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre
  • Sunday 26 February, 9am – 5pm, Williams Landing Shopping Centre
  • Saturday 4 March, 7.30am– 4pm, Laverton Market
  • Sunday 5 March, 10am – 2pm, Point Cook Market

The contract will be awarded in late 2017 with early works starting shortly afterwards. For more information about the program, visit http://engage.vicroads.vic.gov.au/westernupgradesExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“As the West’s population and economy grows, we’re making the investment required to upgrade key roads.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Altona Jill Hennessy

"We're taking action to reduce congestion in Point Cook so people spend more time at home and less in traffic."

Quotes attributable to the Member for Tarneit Telmo Languillar

“These upgrades will improve travel times and boost reliability for motorists in one of the fastest growing communities in Victoria.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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