Drivers

English Street bridge and 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 / bridge 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)  English Street Bridge
Entry ramp Exit ramp Entry ramp Exit ramp
Fri 19 May -
Sun 21 May
No closures.
Sun 14 May8pm - 6am--Yes-Westbound
Mon 15 May8pm - 6am-YesYes-Westbound
Tue 16 May 8pm - 6am -Yes Yes-Westbound
Wed 17 May8pm - 6am- Yes Yes-Westbound
Thu 18 May8pm - 6am-YesYes-Westbound

As well as the above closures:

  • manual traffic management will be replacing signals at the Matthews Avenue and English Street intersection.
  • pedestrians and cyclists will be escorted between Essendon Fields and Airport West on an as-needs basis
  • there will be lane closures on the northern side of the English Street bridge
  • there will be lane closures on Matthews Avenue

We recommend pedestrians use the Vaughan Street pedestrian bridge to get into and out of Essendon Fields during these closures.

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 and bridge are closed, the following signed detours will be operating:

What's closed How this affects you Signed detour
English Street inbound entry ramp If you are leaving Essendon Fields and want to head towards the city on the Tullamarine Freeway Use the Wirraway Road entry ramp
English Street inbound exit ramp If you are on the Tullamarine Freeway and want to go to Essendon Fields Take the Wirraway Road exit from the Tullamarine Fwy
English Street outbound entry ramp If you are on Matthews Avenue and want to head towards the airport on the Tullamarine Freeway, or head towards Greensborough on the M80 Ring Road Use Melrose Drive (for M80) and Mickleham Road for the Tullamarine Fwy
English Street outbound exit ramp If you are on the Tullamarine Freeway and want to go to Matthews Avenue, Airport West or Essendon Fields. Use the Melrose Drive exit.
English Street bridge eastbound If you are on the Tullamarine Freeway heading towards the airport, or on Matthews Avenue and want to go to Essendon Fields Use the Melrose Drive exit and Wirraway Road
English Street bridge westboundIf you are leaving Essendon Fields via English StreetUse the inbound entry ramp (city) and Bulla Road to u-turn (Matthews Ave / Airport West)

Ongoing freeway lane closures

There will be ongoing lane closures on the Tullamarine Freeway as we continue widening works. Please take care around this area and observe the speed limit signs.

Questions?

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