About

Webb Dock Access improvements

The Webb Dock Access project will better connect freight from Webb Dock to the freeway network. It will make it easier and safer for trucks to enter the Bolte Bridge and free up space and help traffic flow on the M1.

The Webb Dock Access improvements are the first works to commence on the West Gate Tunnel project and will support the Port of Melbourne's $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project. The CityLink Tulla Widening project will deliver these works on behalf of the Western Distributor project partners, Transurban and the Victorian Government.

These improvements complement the upgrade of Cook Street currently being completed by VicRoads. These works are widening Cook Street from one to two lanes in each direction between Todd Road and the West Gate Freeway.

What's involved?

Map showing Webb Dock Access works on Cook Street and the Bolte Bridge entry ramp

Transurban Webb Dock Access east works

  1. Redesigned ramp to Bolte Bridge

    A new ramp will be built with a gentler curve to reduce the risk of truck roll-overs

  2. New connection from Cook Street to Bolte Bridge

    A new lane from Cook Street to the Bolte Bridge ramp will provide direct access for freight heading north

  3. Intersection upgrade

    The Cook Street / Salmon Street intersection will be upgraded and signalised

VicRoads Webb Dock Access west works

  1. Widened Cook Street

    An additional lane will be added in each direction between Todd Road and the West Gate Freeway

What are the benefits?

The Webb Dock access improvements will:

  • 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.

Staged construction to minimise disruption to drivers

We are committed to minimising construction impacts on motorists and local businesses. Delivery of the works will be staged to plan for, and manage, disruptions as best as possible.

West Gate Freeway to Bolte Bridge works

  • Stage 1: installation of new median barriers on the West Gate Freeway.
  • Stage 2: building of a maintenance access track next to the existing Bolte Bridge ramp.
  • Stage 3: building of the new, redesigned Bolte Bridge ramp.
  • Stage 4: completion of asphalting and line marking works.

These works are expected to be completed in late 2017.

Cook Street / Salmon Street interchange upgrade works

  • Stage 1: removal of the existing roundabout.
  • Stage 2: building of a new lane between Gateway Court and Salmon Street.
  • Stage 3: building of the new signalised intersection upgrade that connects Cook Street to the Bolte Bridge.

These works are expected to be completed in early 2017.

What to expect

West Gate Freeway to Bolte Bridge works

During these works, traffic management on the West Gate Freeway to the Bolte Bridge will remain consistent with existing changed traffic conditions including:

  • temporary Bolte Bridge ramp closures
  • temporary lane closures on the West Gate Freeway
  • traffic management signage and personnel, and lowered speed limits on the Bolte Bridge and West Gate Freeway.

Cook Street / Salmon Street interchange upgrade works

There will be some significant changed traffic conditions to the Cook Street/Salmon Street area including:

  • temporary changes to some on-street parking in Cook Street
  • permanent changes to some on-street parking in Cook Street
  • temporary one-way traffic along Cook Street (east to west direction)
  • temporary lane closures including traffic management in the area.

Access to local businesses will be maintained at all times throughout these works.

When driving through the work zones, help keep our workers safe by being alert and aware of changed traffic conditions.

Western Distributor project

Find out more about the broader Western Distributor project.

Questions?

If you have any questions about what's happening in the Webb Dock Access improvements area then contact us on 1300 783 947 (select option 1) or ctwbullatopower@cpbcon.com.au.