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
|Sun 14 May||8pm - 6am||-||-||Yes||-||Westbound|
|Mon 15 May||8pm - 6am||-||Yes||Yes||-||Westbound|
|Tue 16 May||8pm - 6am||-||Yes||Yes||-||Westbound|
|Wed 17 May||8pm - 6am||-||Yes||Yes||-||Westbound|
|Thu 18 May||8pm - 6am||-||Yes||Yes||-||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 westbound||If you are leaving Essendon Fields via English Street||Use 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.
If you have any questions about this detour then contact us on 1300 783 947 (select option 2) or email@example.com.