English Street freeway ramp closures

As part of the rebuilding of the English Street interchange, we need to undertake substantial works on all the freeway entry and exit ramps.

Where are the ramps?

There are four freeway ramps, two outbound (towards the airport) and two inbound (towards the city). The outbound ramps primarily provide access to and from Matthews Avenue. The inbound ramps primarily provide access into and out of Essendon Fields.

This maps shows the ramp locations.

When are the ramps closed?

The ramps will be closed at night. While we may close several of the ramps during the night, the closures will be staggered. Look out for on-road signs for details.

Date Time Inbound (Essendon Fields, towards city)Outbound (Matthews Ave, towards airport) 
Entry rampExit rampEntry rampExit ramp
Wed 22 Mar8pm - 6amNoNoYesYes
Thu 23 Mar8pm - 6amNoNoYesNo
Fri 23 Mar8pm - 6amNoYesNoNo
Sun 26 Mar8pm - 6amNoNoNoYes

We may need to alter these dates and times if adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances impact on our works.

What are the detours?

When the ramps are closed, the following signed detours will be operating:

What's closedHow this affects youSigned detour
Inbound entry rampIf you are leaving Essendon Fields and want to head towards the city on the Tullamarine FreewayUse the Wirraway Road entry ramp
Inbound exit rampIf you are on the Tullamarine Freeway and want to go to Essendon FieldsTake the Wirraway Road exit from the Tullamarine Fwy
Outbound entry rampIf you are on Matthews Avenue and want to head towards the airport on the Tullamarine Freeway, or head towards Greensborough on the M80 Ring RoadUse Melrose Drive (for M80) and Mickleham Road for the Tullamarine Fwy
Outbound exit rampIf you are on the Tullamarine Freeway and want to go to Matthews Avenue, Airport West or Essendon Fields.Use the Melrose Drive exit.

Ongoing freeway lane closures

There will be ongoing lane closures on the Tullamarine Freeway as we place concrete sheeting on the new Vaughan Street pedestrian bridge. Please take care around this area and observe the speed limit signs.


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