Access to Airport West and Essendon Fields during full closure of Tullamarine Freeway

When we fully close the Tullamarine Freeway between the M80 Ring Road and the Calder Freeway, access to Airport West and Essendon Fields will be impacted.

Getting into Airport West and Essendon Fields

Map showing how to get into Essendon Fields during the full freeway closure.

During the freeway closure, you will need to use the following detours to get to Essendon Fields and Airport West. Access to Essendon Fields will be via Wirraway Road. Access to Airport West will be via Matthews Avenue:

  1. Heading south on the Tullamarine, use Mickleham Road and Melrose Drive.
  2. Heading east on the M80 Ring Road, use the Melrose Drive exit.
  3. Heading north on CityLink, take the Keilor Road exit, turn right onto Keilor Road and left onto Matthews Avenue.
  4. Heading south on the Calder Freeway, take the Fullarton Road exit and then turn left onto Matthews Avenue.

This will add up to 25 minutes to your journey.

Leaving Airport West and Essendon Fields

Map showing detours out of Essendon Fields and Airport West when the Tullamarine is fully closed.

During the freeway closure, you will need to use the following detours when leaving Essendon Fields and Airport West:

To head north on the Tullamarine Freeway

  1. Turn left onto Melrose Drive.
  2. Turn right at the roundabout onto Mickleham Road.
  3. Take the northbound entry ramp onto the Tullamarine Freeway.

To head south on the Tullamarine Freeway / CityLink

  1. Turn left onto Melrose Drive.
  2. Turn left onto Sharps Road.
  3. Turn left onto Keilor Park Drive.
  4. Take the city-bound entry ramp onto the Calder Freeway.

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If you have any questions about this detour then contact us on 1300 783 947 (select option 2) or