Drivers

Drivers

Before you start the car, check in with us to see if there's a closure that may affect your journey. On this page, you'll find details of traffic impacts, detour information and general advice to help you plan ahead.

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We want to keep Melbourne moving, which is why our works will only impact overnight traffic. Your travel during the day, including the peak traffic periods, won't be interrupted by our ramp or lane closures.

What's happening and where?

M80 Ring Road entry ramp to the Calder Freeway

Timing:
From Friday 18 November ongoing until early 2017
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Changed traffic conditions including line marking, barrier changes and the reduction of a double lane to a single lane to facilitate ramp widening and ramp signaling works.

Mickleham Road under the Tullamarine Freeway

Timing:
From 18 September to early 2017
Direction: Northbound and Southbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Traffic changes on Mickleham Road including: Closure of the Mickleham Road northbound right turn lane onto the inbound entry ramp to the freeway. Closure of one of the two right turn lanes onto the outbound entry ramp to the freeway. The left southbound through lane from Gladstone Park Drive to the inbound entry ramp will be changed to left turn only.

Mascoma Street under the Tullamarine Freeway

Timing:
Ongoing until mid 2017
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Line marking and barrier changes on Mascoma Street under the Tullamarine Freeway

Melton Highway entry ramp to the Calder Freeway

Timing:
From Sunday 20 November ongoing until early 2018
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Changed traffic conditions including line marking, barrier changes and the reduction of a double lane to a single lane to facilitate ramp widening and ramp signaling works.

Keilor Park Drive entry ramp to the Calder Freeway

Timing:
From Sunday 20 November ongoing until early 2017
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Changed traffic conditions including line marking, barrier changes to facilitate ramp widening and ramp signaling works.

Flemington Road / Mt Alexander Road interchange

Timing:
25 February to 27 February
Direction:
Detour: No
What to expect:
New permanent changed conditions introduced over the weekend as traffic travelling from Mt Alexander Road to Flemington Road will use the newly-constructed bridge. Other permanent changes include no access to Boundary Road from Lennon Street

M80 Ring Road entry ramp to the Tullamarine Freeway

Timing:
From Monday 24 October to early 2018
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Changed ramp condtions including reduction from two lanes to one on connecting ramp, temporary yellow line marking and installation of safety barriers.

Coventry Street under the Tullamarine Freeway

Timing:
Ongoing until mid 2017
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Work on Coventry Street under the Tullamarine Freeway

English Street bridge

Timing:
25 January to 30 June 2017
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
The new English Street bridge has been reopened. Speed restrictions, temporary linemarking and barriers are in place over the coming months to complete works on the new and improved bridge.

Tullamarine Freeway between Melbourne Airport and Bulla Road

Timing:
Ongoing until early 2018
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

Flemington Road entry ramp

Timing:
24 February 9pm - 5am
Direction: Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

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.

Mickleham Road

Timing:
Ongoing until late 2018
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Daytime lane closures on Mickleham Road under the Tullamarine Freeway outside peak periods, minor delays expected.

Coventry Street under the Tullamarine Freeway

Timing:
Ongoing from Friday 13 January 2017
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Changed cyclist and pedestrain condtions please proceed carefully and follow onsite signage

Fullarton Road

Timing:
30 January to 31 July
Direction: Westbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
From Monday 30 January, Fullarton Road will be closed to westbound traffic between Moorna Drive and the AJ Davis Reserve. Detours will be via McNamara Avenue and Roberts Road. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.

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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.

CityLink between West Gate Freeway and Flemington Road

Timing:
26 February 10.30pm - 4.30am
Direction: Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full freeway closure - signed detour in place. Entry ramps to the freeway closed from 9pm.

Tullamarine Freeway between M80 Ring Road and Calder Freeway

Timing:
25 February 10pm to 6am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full freeway closure - signed detour in place..

Footscray Road entry ramp

Timing:
20 February to 22 February 9pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

West Gate Freeway between Cook Street and Montague Street

Timing:
22 February 10.30pm - 4.30am
Direction: Eastbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full freeway closure - signed detour in place. Entry ramps to the freeway closed from 9pm.

Mickleham Road entry ramp

Timing:
22 February 8pm to 6am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

Racecourse Road entry ramp

Timing:
17 February and 22 February 9pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

English Street exit ramp

Timing:
22 February 10.30pm - 6am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place. Access to Essendon Fields via Wirraway Road.

English Street entry ramp

Timing:
21 February 8.30pm to 6am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

English Street Bridge

Timing:
22 February 8pm - 6am
Direction: Westbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Half bridge closure - signed detour in place

Matthews Avenue between Hawker Street and King Street

Timing:
23 February 10pm - 6am
Direction: Northbound and Southbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full closure of Matthews Avenue between Hawker Street and King Street. Detour in place

Bolte Bridge ramp to Burnley Tunnel

Timing:
23 February 9pm - 5am
Direction: Eastbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

West Gate Freeway between Graham Street and Moray Street

Timing:
24 February and 25 February 10pm - 7am
Direction: Eastbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Eastbound West Gate Freeway traffic will be diverted via Kings Way between Graham Street and Moray Street. Entry ramps to the freeway closed from 9pm.

Flemington Road exit ramp

Timing:
25 February 9pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

Tullamarine Freeway between the Calder Freeway and the M80 Ring Road

Timing:
25 February 10pm - 6am
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Tullamarine Freeway closed in both directions between the M80 Ring Road and the Calder Freeway. Signed detours in place to travel from the city to Melbourne Airport. Detour routes for outbound traffic via Calder Freeway, Keilor Park Drive and Sharps Road. Detour routes for inbound traffic via M80 Ring Road, Keilor Park Drive and Calder Freeway

Melrose Drive entry ramp

Timing:
23 and 24 February 8pm to 6am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

Dynon Road exit ramp

Timing:
22 and 23 February 9pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

Racecourse Road exit ramp

Timing:
23 February 9pm - 5am
Direction: Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

CityLink between Flemington Road and the West Gate Freeway

Timing:
21 February 10.30pm - 4.30am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full freeway closure - signed detour in place. Entry ramps to the freeway closed from 9pm.

Activities
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Mode Timing Location Direction Suburb What to expect Detour
Mode: Drivers Timing: 21 February 10.30pm - 4.30am Location:
CityLink between Flemington Road and the West Gate Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Flemington What to expect: Full freeway closure - signed detour in place. Entry ramps to the freeway closed from 9pm. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 21 February 8.30pm to 6am Location:
English Street entry ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 22 February 8pm - 6am Location:
English Street Bridge
Direction: Westbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: Half bridge closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 22 February 10.30pm - 6am Location:
English Street exit ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place. Access to Essendon Fields via Wirraway Road. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 17 February and 22 February 9pm - 5am Location:
Racecourse Road entry ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Flemington What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 20 February to 22 February 9pm - 5am Location:
Footscray Road entry ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Docklands What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 22 February 10.30pm - 4.30am Location:
West Gate Freeway between Cook Street and Montague Street
Direction: Eastbound Suburb: Port Melbourne What to expect: Full freeway closure - signed detour in place. Entry ramps to the freeway closed from 9pm. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 22 February 8pm to 6am Location:
Mickleham Road entry ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Gladstone Park What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 23 February 10pm - 6am Location:
Matthews Avenue between Hawker Street and King Street
Direction: Northbound and Southbound Suburb: Airport West What to expect: Full closure of Matthews Avenue between Hawker Street and King Street. Detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 23 February 9pm - 5am Location:
Bolte Bridge ramp to Burnley Tunnel
Direction: Eastbound Suburb: South Melbourne What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 22 and 23 February 9pm - 5am Location:
Dynon Road exit ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Docklands What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 23 February 9pm - 5am Location:
Racecourse Road exit ramp
Direction: Outbound Suburb: Flemington What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 23 and 24 February 8pm to 6am Location:
Melrose Drive entry ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 25 February 10pm - 6am Location:
Tullamarine Freeway between the Calder Freeway and the M80 Ring Road
Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Essendon What to expect: Tullamarine Freeway closed in both directions between the M80 Ring Road and the Calder Freeway. Signed detours in place to travel from the city to Melbourne Airport. Detour routes for outbound traffic via Calder Freeway, Keilor Park Drive and Sharps Road. Detour routes for inbound traffic via M80 Ring Road, Keilor Park Drive and Calder Freeway Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 24 February and 25 February 10pm - 7am Location:
West Gate Freeway between Graham Street and Moray Street
Direction: Eastbound Suburb: Southbank What to expect: Eastbound West Gate Freeway traffic will be diverted via Kings Way between Graham Street and Moray Street. Entry ramps to the freeway closed from 9pm. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 25 February 9pm - 5am Location:
Flemington Road exit ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Flemington / Travancore What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 25 February 10pm to 6am Location:
Tullamarine Freeway between M80 Ring Road and Calder Freeway
Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: Full freeway closure - signed detour in place.. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 26 February 10.30pm - 4.30am Location:
CityLink between West Gate Freeway and Flemington Road
Direction: Outbound Suburb: Port Melbourne What to expect: Full freeway closure - signed detour in place. Entry ramps to the freeway closed from 9pm. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 25 February to 27 February Location:
Flemington Road / Mt Alexander Road interchange
Direction: Suburb: Flemington / Travancore What to expect: New permanent changed conditions introduced over the weekend as traffic travelling from Mt Alexander Road to Flemington Road will use the newly-constructed bridge. Other permanent changes include no access to Boundary Road from Lennon Street Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: From Monday 24 October to early 2018 Location:
M80 Ring Road entry ramp to the Tullamarine Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: What to expect: Changed ramp condtions including reduction from two lanes to one on connecting ramp, temporary yellow line marking and installation of safety barriers. Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: From Sunday 20 November ongoing until early 2017 Location:
Keilor Park Drive entry ramp to the Calder Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Keilor What to expect: Changed traffic conditions including line marking, barrier changes to facilitate ramp widening and ramp signaling works. Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: From Sunday 20 November ongoing until early 2018 Location:
Melton Highway entry ramp to the Calder Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Keilor What to expect: Changed traffic conditions including line marking, barrier changes and the reduction of a double lane to a single lane to facilitate ramp widening and ramp signaling works. Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: From Friday 18 November ongoing until early 2017 Location:
M80 Ring Road entry ramp to the Calder Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Keilor What to expect: Changed traffic conditions including line marking, barrier changes and the reduction of a double lane to a single lane to facilitate ramp widening and ramp signaling works. Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: From 18 September to early 2017 Location:
Mickleham Road under the Tullamarine Freeway
Direction: Northbound and Southbound Suburb: Gladstone Park What to expect: Traffic changes on Mickleham Road including: Closure of the Mickleham Road northbound right turn lane onto the inbound entry ramp to the freeway. Closure of one of the two right turn lanes onto the outbound entry ramp to the freeway. The left southbound through lane from Gladstone Park Drive to the inbound entry ramp will be changed to left turn only. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: Ongoing until mid 2017 Location:
Mascoma Street under the Tullamarine Freeway
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound Suburb: Strathmore Heights What to expect: Line marking and barrier changes on Mascoma Street under the Tullamarine Freeway Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: Ongoing until mid 2017 Location:
Coventry Street under the Tullamarine Freeway
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound Suburb: Strathmore Heights What to expect: Work on Coventry Street under the Tullamarine Freeway Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: 25 January to 30 June 2017 Location:
English Street bridge
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: The new English Street bridge has been reopened. Speed restrictions, temporary linemarking and barriers are in place over the coming months to complete works on the new and improved bridge. Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: 30 January to 31 July Location:
Fullarton Road
Direction: Westbound Suburb: Airport West What to expect: From Monday 30 January, Fullarton Road will be closed to westbound traffic between Moorna Drive and the AJ Davis Reserve. Detours will be via McNamara Avenue and Roberts Road. Eastbound traffic will not be affected. Detour: Yes
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: Drivers Timing: Ongoing from Friday 13 January 2017 Location:
Coventry Street under the Tullamarine Freeway
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound Suburb: Gowanbrae What to expect: Changed cyclist and pedestrain condtions please proceed carefully and follow onsite signage Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: Ongoing until late 2018 Location:
Mickleham Road
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound Suburb: Gladstone Park What to expect: Daytime lane closures on Mickleham Road under the Tullamarine Freeway outside peak periods, minor delays expected. Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: Ongoing until early 2018 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: 24 February 9pm - 5am Location:
Flemington Road entry ramp
Direction: Outbound Suburb: Flemington / Travancore What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers 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

Live traffic information

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Speed limits during construction

During construction, we are varying speed limits as traffic conditions change. This helps to protect you and our workers.

The following general speed limits apply to work zones:

  • during night works, between 40 km/h and 60 km/h
  • all other times, 80 km/h. 

These speed limits are being enforced.

Breakdown procedures during construction

If you break down:

  • Pull into the left lane or an emergency bay if possible.
  • Remain in your car and turn your hazard lights on. An incident response vehicle will be with you, usually in under 5 minutes.
  • You can speak to the CityLink Control Room on 13 26 29, if necessary.

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