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.

What's happening and where?

Calder Freeway at the Green Gully Road exit ramp

Timing:
Thursday 19 October - 31 January 2017
Direction: Outbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Safety barrier installation along the outbound exit ramp and replacement of road signs with electronic variable speed limit signs. Noise associated with tree removal and digging of trench for relocated power cable.

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.

Bolte Bridge ramp to Burnley Tunnel

Timing:
25 January, 29 January and 30 January 9pm - 5am
Direction: Eastbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place

Mickleham Road under the Tullamarine Freeway

Timing:
From 18 September to January 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.

Brunswick Road entry ramp

Timing:
22 January to 25 January 9pm - 5am
Direction: Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place.

Keilor Park Drive entry ramp to the Calder Freeway

Timing:
From Sunday 20 November ongoing untill 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.

Melton Highway entry ramp to the Calder Freeway

Timing:
From Sunday 20 November ongoing untill 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.

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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.

Tullamarine Freeway between Melbourne Airport and Bulla Road

Timing:
Ongoing untill 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

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

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

M80 Ring Road entry ramp to the Calder Freeway

Timing:
From Friday 18 November ongoing untill early 2019
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.

English Street bridge

Timing:
3 January 7am to 12pm 25 January
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
English Street bridge will be fully closed while it is removed and reconstructed. Detours will be via Melrose Drive and Wirraway Road, and Bulla Road. Expected additional travel time of up to 15 minutes

Footscray Road exit ramp

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

Brunswick Road entry ramp

Timing:
15 January to 19 January 9pm - 5am
Direction: Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place.

Pascoe Vale Road exit ramp

Timing:
17 January to 20 January 9pm - 5am
Direction: Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place.

Calder Freeway

Timing:
Wednesday 18 January
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Tree trimming on the Calder Freeway between Forsters Road and Collinson Street

Calder Freeway

Timing:
Monday 16 January to Wednesday 18 January
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Tree Removal on the Calder Freeway at the McNamara Avenue exit ramp

Dynon Road entry ramp

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

Footscray Road exit ramp

Timing:
19 January and 20 January 9pm - 5am
Direction: Inbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full ramp closure - signed detour in place.

Calder Freeway

Timing:
Friday 20 January
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Tree Removal on the Calder Freeway between Bowes Avenue and Walters Avenue

Calder Freeway

Timing:
Friday 20 and Monday 23 January
Direction: Inbound
Detour: No
What to expect:
Tree Removal on the Calder Freeway at the Moorna Drive exit ramp

Footscray Road exit ramp

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

English Street freeway ramps

Timing:
Nightly, 14 January to  22 January
Direction: Inbound and Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
All four ramps will be closed at various times during this period. Check the detour page for exact timings and detour information.

Bolte Bridge ramp to Kings Way

Timing:
22 January 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:
20 January and 21 January 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 closed from 9pm.

CityLink between West Gate Freeway and Flemington Road

Timing:
17 January 10.30pm - 4.30am
Direction: Outbound
Detour: Yes
What to expect:
Full freeway closure - signed detour in place

Activities
Filter by location:
Mode Timing Location Direction Suburb What to expect Detour
Mode: Drivers Timing: 17 January 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 Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 18 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Dynon Road entry ramp
Direction: Outbound Suburb: Docklands What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: Monday 16 January to Wednesday 18 January Location:
Calder Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Airport West What to expect: Tree Removal on the Calder Freeway at the McNamara Avenue exit ramp Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: Wednesday 18 January Location:
Calder Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Keilor What to expect: Tree trimming on the Calder Freeway between Forsters Road and Collinson Street Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: 15 January to 19 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Brunswick Road entry ramp
Direction: Outbound Suburb: Brunswick What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 17 January to 20 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Pascoe Vale Road exit ramp
Direction: Outbound Suburb: Strathmore What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 19 January and 20 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Footscray Road exit ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Docklands What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: Friday 20 January Location:
Calder Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Airport West What to expect: Tree Removal on the Calder Freeway between Bowes Avenue and Walters Avenue Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: 20 January and 21 January 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 closed from 9pm. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 22 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Bolte Bridge ramp to Kings Way
Direction: Eastbound Suburb: Southbank What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: Nightly, 14 January to  22 January Location:
English Street freeway ramps
Direction: Inbound and Outbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: All four ramps will be closed at various times during this period. Check the detour page for exact timings and detour information. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: Friday 20 and Monday 23 January Location:
Calder Freeway
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Airport West What to expect: Tree Removal on the Calder Freeway at the Moorna Drive exit ramp Detour: No
Mode: Drivers Timing: 22 January and 23 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Footscray Road exit ramp
Direction: Outbound Suburb: Docklands What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 23 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Footscray Road exit ramp
Direction: Inbound Suburb: Docklands What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 3 January 7am to 12pm 25 January Location:
English Street bridge
Direction: Eastbound and Westbound Suburb: Essendon Fields What to expect: English Street bridge will be fully closed while it is removed and reconstructed. Detours will be via Melrose Drive and Wirraway Road, and Bulla Road. Expected additional travel time of up to 15 minutes Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: 22 January to 25 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Brunswick Road entry ramp
Direction: Outbound Suburb: Brunswick What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place. Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: From 18 September to January 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: 25 January, 29 January and 30 January 9pm - 5am Location:
Bolte Bridge ramp to Burnley Tunnel
Direction: Eastbound Suburb: Southbank What to expect: Full ramp closure - signed detour in place Detour: Yes
Mode: Drivers Timing: Thursday 19 October - 31 January 2017 Location:
Calder Freeway at the Green Gully Road exit ramp
Direction: Outbound Suburb: What to expect: Safety barrier installation along the outbound exit ramp and replacement of road signs with electronic variable speed limit signs. Noise associated with tree removal and digging of trench for relocated power cable. 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 untill 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 untill 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 untill early 2019 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: 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: 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 untill 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

Live traffic information

This website advises of upcoming planned disruptions. You can get real-time traffic information from VicTraffic. You can also follow @VicTraffic and @citylinkmelb on Twitter.

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 between Bulla Road and Power Street:

  • during night works, 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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