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Freeway closure this weekend

Plan ahead for the closure between Bulla Road and Bell Street this Saturday evening.

What's happening and where?

Corner of Lorimer Street and Montague Street

Timing:
April 2016 to December 2017
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
24 hour access by small crews of workers for the duration of the project. Trucks unloading construction materials.

124-126 Sharps Road

Timing:
May 2016 to Mid 2018
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
Construction vehicles and workers accessing and using the site compound day and night for the duration of the project

Lionel Street

Timing:
From 22 July 2016 until end 2017
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
Construction vehicles and workers accessing and using the site compound day and night untill the end of 2017.

Wallace Crescent

Timing:
March 2016 to February 2017
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be working in the area widen the Moonee Ponds Creek bridge north of Wallace Crescent. You may notice an increase in construction vehicles and personnel accessing Wallace Crescent.

Travancore Park

Timing:
Monday to Saturday 7am - 6pm
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be in the area building a new permanent noise wall adjacent to Travancore Park. You may experience noise generated from heavy machinery and vehicles in use in the Travancore Park and Moonee Ponds Creek area. There will also be construction personnel working in the area.

Earl Street and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges

Timing:
From 8 July to December 2016
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
We are temporarily closing the Earl and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges. These bridges will be removed, lengthened, widened and then rebuilt in the same location by December 2016 to allow for the freeway to be widened underneath. Signed detours will be in place for pedestrians via the English Street bridge.  

Mascoma Street

Timing:
From July 2016
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
Construction vehicles and workers accessing and using the site compound day and night for the duration of the project

Adjacent to eastern side of Strathmore Secondary College

Timing:
From 24 November 2015
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be working in the Strathmore area to widen the bridge that passes over Pascoe Vale Road. There will be changed conditions including temporary closures to footpaths near the construction area. Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians around the works.

Adjacent to CityLink inbound between Bulla Road and Bell Street

Timing:
From January 2016
Direction:
Detour:
What to expect:
We will be undertaking major construction works to build a new inbound two-lane road parallel to CityLink between the Calder/Tulla interchange and Bell Street to separate traffic exiting at Bulla Road and Bell Street. Construction includes piling, excavation and embankments stabilisation works.

Pascoe Vale Road between Loeman Street and CityLink entry ramp

Timing:
From 15 January
Direction:
Detour:
What to expect:
We will be working in the Strathmore area to widen the bridge that passes over Pascoe Vale Road and to build extra lanes on CityLink. There will be changed traffic conditions on Pascoe Vale Road, including a 40km p/h speed limit and temporary lane closures and traffic management during works.

End of Evans Street next to Moonee Ponds Creek

Timing:
From 4 January 2016
Direction:
Detour:
What to expect:
We have installed a temporary pole to run a communications cable over Moonee Ponds Creek for the duration of the project.

Meaden Street

Timing:
November 2015 to late 2017 (Pending access to land)
Direction:
Detour:
What to expect:
We have established a CityLink Tulla Widening site compound that will be utilised by our workers for the duration of the project. Changed traffic conditions near our site include a temporary pedestrian crossing, construction vehicles entering/exiting and some use of parking in nearby local streets, if necessary.

On CityLink between Flemington Road and Brunswick Road

Timing:
From 6 October 2015
Direction:
Detour:
What to expect:
Night works; changed traffic conditions on the freeway, entry and exit ramps – including lane closures.

Peacock Street

Timing:
August to October 2016 7am - 6pm
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be installing new noise panels in the area. You may hear noise from equipment in use and you may notice construction personnel working in the area.

Tullamarine Freeway Flemington

Timing:
Late May to July 7pm - 5am August to September 7pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be working on a small elevated platform attached to the side of CityLink near the sound tube. You may notice lights and some noise generated from works underway on the platform.

Albion Street

Timing:
August to October 2016 7am - 6pm
Direction: Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be installing new noise panels in the area. You may hear noise from equipment in use and you may notice construction personnel working in the area. There will also be changed traffic conditions on Albion Street bridge and an increase in traffic.

Morary Street to Munro Street

Timing:
Monday to Saturday 7am - 6pm Night works 7pm - 6am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be undertaking bored and driven piling works in the Southbank area. There will be traffic management in place throughout the area to safely guide motorists, cyclists and pedestrians around the works. You may experience varying levels of vibration and noise from driven piling works. There will also be noise generated from other heavy equipment and vehicles in use.

Wilson Street

Timing:
August 2016 7am - 6pm
Direction: Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be installing new noise panels in the area. You may hear noise from equipment in use and you may notice construction personnel working in the area.

West Gate Freeway

Timing:
From 26 July to 5 August 9pm - 4am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be undertaking pavement works on the West Gate Freeway. Traffic management will be in place to close lanes. You may notice noise generated from equipment in use and teams of construction personnel in the area.

Tullamarine Freeway between Melrose Drive and Mickleham Road

Timing:
From 19 June to late August, weather permitting 8pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Night works; pavement works, the installation of safety barriers, placement of temporary yellow line marking and installation of signage.

Wallace Crescent

Timing:
30 May to 31 Oct
Direction:
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
We will be working in the area widen the Moonee Ponds Creek bridge north of Wallace Crescent. A temporary detour route of the shared user path is in place while we complete these works.

Dawson Street

Timing:
August to October 2016
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
We will be removing the existing noise wall to undertake lane widening works on CityLink. You may notice an increase in traffic noise as we build the new noise wall. You may also notice noise generated by equipment in use as well as construction personnel working in the area.

West Gate Freeway from Bolte Bridge exit ramp to Lorimer Street exit ramp

Timing:
June to October 2016
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Traffic management including barriers, signage and personnel. Temporary removal of car parking spaces at 329-349 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne. Noise and vibration during construction activities.

Moonee Ponds Creek Trail – under Pascoe Vale Road outbound exit ramp adjacent to Strathmore Secondary College

Timing:
From 24 November 2015
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
We have changed the alignment of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail aadjacent to Strathmore Secondary College to complete works.

Mount Alexander Road footpath

Timing:
February to December 2016
Direction:
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
We will be temporarily closing a section of the Mount Alexander Road footpath.

Earl Street and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges

Timing:
From 8 July to December 2016
Direction:
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
We are temporarily closing the Earl and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges from Friday 8 July 2016. These bridges will be removed, lengthened, widened and then rebuilt in the same location by December 2016 to allow for the freeway to be widened underneath. Signed detours will be in place for pedestrians via the English Street bridge.  

Moonee Ponds Creek Trail from Ormond Park to Fenton Street

Timing:
January to December 2016
Direction:
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
We will be temporarily closing a section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail footpath between Ormond Park and Fenton Street.

Earl Street and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges

Timing:
From 8 July to December 2016
Direction:
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
We are temporarily closing the Earl and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges. These bridges will be removed, lengthened, widened and then rebuilt in the same location by December 2016 to allow for the freeway to be widened underneath. Signed detours will be in place for pedestrians via the English Street bridge.  

Wallace Crescent

Timing:
June to November
Direction:
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
We will be temporarily closing a section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail to complete work.

Tullamarine Freeway between Melrose Drive and Mickleham Road

Timing:
From 19 June to late August, weather permitting 8pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Night works; changed traffic conditions on the Tullamarine Freeway, including lane closures, reduced speed limits, placement of safety barriers and temporary yellow line marking

Tullamarine Freeway between Melbourne Airport and Bulla Road

Timing:
From 19 June to late August, weather permitting 8pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Night works; changed traffic conditions on the Tullamarine Freeway, including lane closures, reduced speed limits, placement of safety barriers and temporary yellow line marking

Bolte Bridge and West Gate Freeway

Timing:
21 March 2016 to 30 September 2017
Direction: Eastbound
Detour:
What to expect:
Delays mainly for traffic heading to the city in the morning peak. Learn more.

Bulla Road to Bell Street

Timing:
27 August 11.30pm - 7.30am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full freeway closure - signed detour in place. Entry ramps closed from 9.30pm

Racecourse Road entry ramp

Timing:
31 August 9pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Ramp closure - signed detour in place

Filter by location:
Mode Timing Location Direction Suburb What to expect Detour
Mode: Drivers Timing: 27 August 11.30pm - 7.30am Location: Bulla Road to Bell Street Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Essendon North What to expect: Full freeway closure - signed detour in place. Entry ramps closed from 9.30pm Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: From 19 June to late August, weather permitting 8pm - 5am Location: Tullamarine Freeway between Melbourne Airport and Bulla Road Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: Night works; changed traffic conditions on the Tullamarine Freeway, including lane closures, reduced speed limits, placement of safety barriers and temporary yellow line marking Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: From 19 June to late August, weather permitting 8pm - 5am Location: Tullamarine Freeway between Melrose Drive and Mickleham Road Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Gladstone Park What to expect: Night works; changed traffic conditions on the Tullamarine Freeway, including lane closures, reduced speed limits, placement of safety barriers and temporary yellow line marking Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: From 19 June to late August, weather permitting 8pm - 5am Location: Tullamarine Freeway between Melrose Drive and Mickleham Road Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Gladstone Park What to expect: Night works; pavement works, the installation of safety barriers, placement of temporary yellow line marking and installation of signage. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: April to August 2016 Location: CityLink freeway Direction: Outbound Suburb: Flemington / Travancore What to expect: Noise from frequent use of heavy construction equipment and vehicles including piling rigs, excavators and trucks. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: From 26 July to 5 August 9pm - 4am Location: West Gate Freeway Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Port Melbourne What to expect: We will be undertaking pavement works on the West Gate Freeway. Traffic management will be in place to close lanes. You may notice noise generated from equipment in use and teams of construction personnel in the area. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: August 2016 7am - 6pm Location: Wilson Street Direction: Outbound Suburb: Moonee Ponds What to expect: We will be installing new noise panels in the area. You may hear noise from equipment in use and you may notice construction personnel working in the area. Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: 31 August 9pm - 5am Location: Racecourse Road entry ramp Direction: Inbound Suburb: Flemington What to expect: Ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Community Timing: Monday to Saturday 7am - 6pm Night works 7pm - 6am Location: Morary Street to Munro Street Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Southbank What to expect: We will be undertaking bored and driven piling works in the Southbank area. There will be traffic management in place throughout the area to safely guide motorists, cyclists and pedestrians around the works. You may experience varying levels of vibration and noise from driven piling works. There will also be noise generated from other heavy equipment and vehicles in use. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: Late May to July 7pm - 5am August to September 7pm - 5am Location: Tullamarine Freeway Flemington Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Flemington / Travancore What to expect: We will be working on a small elevated platform attached to the side of CityLink near the sound tube. You may notice lights and some noise generated from works underway on the platform. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: August to September 2016 10pm - 4am Location: CityLink Tulla Freeway Direction: Inbound Suburb: North Melbourne What to expect: We will be setting up traffic management to close lanes on CityLink to upgrade a noise wall. You may notice noise generated by machinery in use, an increase in traffic noise and construction personnel at work. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: 30 May to 31 Oct Location: Wallace Crescent Direction: Suburb: Pascoe Vale South What to expect: We will be working in the area widen the Moonee Ponds Creek bridge north of Wallace Crescent. A temporary detour route of the shared user path is in place while we complete these works. Detour: Yes
Mode: Community Timing: June to October 2016 Location: West Gate Freeway from Bolte Bridge exit ramp to Lorimer Street exit ramp Direction: Inbound Suburb: Port Melbourne What to expect: Traffic management including barriers, signage and personnel. Temporary removal of car parking spaces at 329-349 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne. Noise and vibration during construction activities. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: August to October 2016 Location: Dawson Street Direction: Inbound Suburb: Brunwsick West What to expect: We will be removing the existing noise wall to undertake lane widening works on CityLink. You may notice an increase in traffic noise as we build the new noise wall. You may also notice noise generated by equipment in use as well as construction personnel working in the area. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: August to October 2016 7am - 6pm Location: Albion Street Direction: Outbound Suburb: Brunwsick West What to expect: We will be installing new noise panels in the area. You may hear noise from equipment in use and you may notice construction personnel working in the area. There will also be changed traffic conditions on Albion Street bridge and an increase in traffic. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: August to October 2016 7am - 6pm Location: Peacock Street Direction: Inbound Suburb: Brunwsick West What to expect: We will be installing new noise panels in the area. You may hear noise from equipment in use and you may notice construction personnel working in the area. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: Monday to Saturday 7am - 6pm Location: Travancore Park Direction: Suburb: Flemington / Travancore What to expect: We will be in the area building a new permanent noise wall adjacent to Travancore Park. You may experience noise generated from heavy machinery and vehicles in use in the Travancore Park and Moonee Ponds Creek area. There will also be construction personnel working in the area. Detour: No
Mode: Cyclists Timing: June to November Location: Wallace Crescent Direction: Suburb: Strathmore What to expect: We will be temporarily closing a section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail to complete work. Detour: Yes
Mode: Community Timing: April 2016 to December 2016 Location: Northern section Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Pascoe Vale What to expect: We will be in the area of Greenbank Crescent, Pascoe Vale Road and Bulla Road to widen the existing Moonee Ponds Creek and Pascoe Vale Road bridges, and build the new Bell Street bridge and extra lanes on CityLink. These works will generate noise as they include frequent use of heavy construction equipment and vehicles including cranes, piling rigs, excavators and trucks. Construction crews will also be working throughout the area. There will also be temporary traffic management for changed traffic conditions on local roads and footpaths. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: From 8 July to December 2016 Location: Earl Street and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: We are temporarily closing the Earl and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges. These bridges will be removed, lengthened, widened and then rebuilt in the same location by December 2016 to allow for the freeway to be widened underneath. Signed detours will be in place for pedestrians via the English Street bridge.   Detour: Yes
Mode: Cyclists Timing: From 8 July to December 2016 Location: Earl Street and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges Direction: Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: We are temporarily closing the Earl and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges. These bridges will be removed, lengthened, widened and then rebuilt in the same location by December 2016 to allow for the freeway to be widened underneath. Signed detours will be in place for pedestrians via the English Street bridge.   Detour: Yes
Mode: Cyclists Timing: From 8 July to December 2016 Location: Earl Street and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges Direction: Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: We are temporarily closing the Earl and Vaughan Street pedestrian bridges from Friday 8 July 2016. These bridges will be removed, lengthened, widened and then rebuilt in the same location by December 2016 to allow for the freeway to be widened underneath. Signed detours will be in place for pedestrians via the English Street bridge.   Detour: Yes
Mode: Cyclists Timing: February to December 2016 Location: Mount Alexander Road footpath Direction: Suburb: Flemington / Travancore What to expect: We will be temporarily closing a section of the Mount Alexander Road footpath. Detour: Yes
Mode: Cyclists Timing: January to December 2016 Location: Moonee Ponds Creek Trail from Ormond Park to Fenton Street Direction: Suburb: Moonee Ponds What to expect: We will be temporarily closing a section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail footpath between Ormond Park and Fenton Street. Detour: Yes
Mode: Community Timing: March 2016 to February 2017 Location: Wallace Crescent Direction: Suburb: Strathmore What to expect: We will be working in the area widen the Moonee Ponds Creek bridge north of Wallace Crescent. You may notice an increase in construction vehicles and personnel accessing Wallace Crescent. Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: 21 March 2016 to 30 September 2017 Location: Bolte Bridge and West Gate Freeway Direction: Eastbound Suburb: Southbank What to expect: Delays mainly for traffic heading to the city in the morning peak. Learn more. Detour:
Mode: Community Timing: From 22 July 2016 until end 2017 Location: Lionel Street Direction: Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: Construction vehicles and workers accessing and using the site compound day and night untill the end of 2017. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: April 2016 to December 2017 Location: Corner of Lorimer Street and Montague Street Direction: Suburb: Port Melbourne What to expect: 24 hour access by small crews of workers for the duration of the project. Trucks unloading construction materials. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: May 2016 to Mid 2018 Location: 124-126 Sharps Road Direction: Suburb: Tullamarine What to expect: Construction vehicles and workers accessing and using the site compound day and night for the duration of the project Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: From July 2016 Location: Mascoma Street Direction: Suburb: Strathmore What to expect: Construction vehicles and workers accessing and using the site compound day and night for the duration of the project Detour: No
Mode: Cyclists Timing: From 24 November 2015 Location: Moonee Ponds Creek Trail – under Pascoe Vale Road outbound exit ramp adjacent to Strathmore Secondary College Direction: Suburb: Strathmore What to expect: We have changed the alignment of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail aadjacent to Strathmore Secondary College to complete works. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: From 24 November 2015 Location: Adjacent to eastern side of Strathmore Secondary College Direction: Suburb: Strathmore What to expect: We will be working in the Strathmore area to widen the bridge that passes over Pascoe Vale Road. There will be changed conditions including temporary closures to footpaths near the construction area. Traffic management will be in place to safely guide pedestrians around the works. Detour: No
Mode: Community Timing: From 6 October 2015 Location: On CityLink between Flemington Road and Brunswick Road Direction: Suburb: Flemington / Travancore What to expect: Night works; changed traffic conditions on the freeway, entry and exit ramps – including lane closures. Detour:
Mode: Community Timing: November 2015 to late 2017 (Pending access to land) Location: Meaden Street Direction: Suburb: Southbank What to expect: We have established a CityLink Tulla Widening site compound that will be utilised by our workers for the duration of the project. Changed traffic conditions near our site include a temporary pedestrian crossing, construction vehicles entering/exiting and some use of parking in nearby local streets, if necessary. Detour:
Mode: Community Timing: From 4 January 2016 Location: End of Evans Street next to Moonee Ponds Creek Direction: Suburb: Moonee Ponds What to expect: We have installed a temporary pole to run a communications cable over Moonee Ponds Creek for the duration of the project. Detour:
Mode: Community Timing: From January 2016 Location: Adjacent to CityLink inbound between Bulla Road and Bell Street Direction: Suburb: Essendon North What to expect: We will be undertaking major construction works to build a new inbound two-lane road parallel to CityLink between the Calder/Tulla interchange and Bell Street to separate traffic exiting at Bulla Road and Bell Street. Construction includes piling, excavation and embankments stabilisation works. Detour:
Mode: Community Timing: From 15 January Location: Pascoe Vale Road between Loeman Street and CityLink entry ramp Direction: Suburb: Strathmore What to expect: We will be working in the Strathmore area to widen the bridge that passes over Pascoe Vale Road and to build extra lanes on CityLink. There will be changed traffic conditions on Pascoe Vale Road, including a 40km p/h speed limit and temporary lane closures and traffic management during works. Detour:

Project Updates

Major disruptions planned for widening works in September

22 August 2016

Throughout September there will be a number of major disruptions planned for CityLink Tulla Widening works. The Flemington Road interchange, West Gate, CityLink and Tullamarine Freeways will all be impacted.

Upcoming freeway closure from Bell Street to Bulla Road

19 August 2016

Freeway works on Saturday night (27 August) until Sunday morning (28 August) will affect your journey to the airport.

Follow the yellow lines

8 August 2016

New yellow line markings along sections of the Tulla will keep you and other road users safe

View latest project update