Webb Dock Access improvements
The Webb Dock Access project better connects freight from Webb Dock to the freeway network. It makes it easier and safer for trucks to enter the Bolte Bridge and frees up space helping traffic flow on the M1.
The Webb Dock Access improvements are the first works to commence on the West Gate Tunnel project and support the Port of Melbourne's $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project. The CityLink Tulla Widening project delivered these works on behalf of the West Gate Tunnel project partners, Transurban and the Victorian Government.
These improvements complement the upgrade of Cook Street completed by VicRoads. These works widened Cook Street from one to two lanes in each direction between Todd Road and the West Gate Freeway.
What was involved?
Transurban Webb Dock Access east works
Redesigned ramp to Bolte Bridge
A new ramp with a gentler curve to reduce the risk of truck roll-overs
New connection from Cook Street to Bolte Bridge
A new lane from Cook Street to the Bolte Bridge ramp providing direct access for freight heading north
Cook Street / Salmon Street intersection upgraded and signalised
VicRoads Webb Dock Access west works
Widened Cook Street
An additional lane added in each direction between Todd Road and the West Gate Freeway
What are the benefits?
The Webb Dock access improvements:
- improve safety on the Bolte Bridge entry ramp, reducing the risk of truck roll-overs and their associated costly delays which can be felt across the freeway network
- improve traffic flow and safety for motorists and trucks travelling between the West Gate Freeway and the Bolte Bridge
- provide a quicker and more efficient route for freight that is unaffected by traffic volumes on the M1
- reduce weaving and merging on the freeway, a major cause of congestion.
West Gate Tunnel project
Find out more about the broader West Gate Tunnel project.
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