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English Street bridge and ramps closure

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Map showing closure of English Street bridge and ramps and the detours for accessigng Essendon Fields and Airport West.

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Detour details

When we fully close the English Street bridge and ramps, access to Matthews Avenue and Essendon Fields will be impacted.

Getting into and out of Essendon Fields

You will only be able to get into and out of Essendon Fields via Wirraway Road. You will be impacted if you are trying to get to Essendon Fields from the Tullamarine Freeway or Matthews Avenue.

  • If you are heading towards the city (inbound) on the Tullamarine Freeway, take the Wirraway Road exit.
  • If you are heading towards the airport (outbound) on the Tullamarine Freeway, take the Melrose Drive exit and do a u-turn at Mascoma Street to access Wirraway Road.
  • If you are on Matthews Avenue, continue to the intersection with Melrose Drive and turn right onto Wirrayway Road.

To get out of Essendon Fields, you'll also need to use Wirraway Road.

  • To get back to the Tullamarine Freeway, heading towards the airport (outbound), turn right as you exit Essendon Fields, continue onto Melrose Drive, at the roundabout turn right onto Mickleham Road and then take the outbound entry ramp onto the Tullamarine Freeway.
  • To head towards the city (inbound) on the Tullamarine Freeway, turn left as you exit Essendon Fields onto the entry ramp.

Getting to Matthews Avenue

You will not be able to access Matthews Avenue from the Tullamarine Freeway during the closure.

  • If you are heading towards the city (inbound) on the Tullamarine Freeway, take the Wirraway Road exit, use the roundabout to leave Essendon Fields keeping right, continue onto Melrose Drive, do a u-turn at Mascoma Street, keep right to access Matthews Avenue.
  • If you are heading towards the airport (outbound) on the Tullamarine Freeway, take the Melrose Drive exit, continue onto Melrose Drive, do a u-turn at Mascoma Street, keep right to access Matthews Avenue. To access Airport West, you can turn left onto Dromana Street at the top of the Melrose Drive exit ramp. 

Questions?

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