Major works on the Tulla Freeway this weekend

28 February 2018

Expect significant delays for trips to and from the airport and on Mickleham Road.

This weekend we are undertaking major works on the Tullamarine Freeway over Mickleham Road.

To create new freeway lanes over Mickleham Road, we need to connect new bridge segments to the existing bridge. We do this using a stitch pour where we use concrete to 'glue' the new and existing sections together.

It's crucial that we minimise vibrations while the concrete is setting. So we'll be closing the lanes closest to the new concrete and reducing speed limits. The concrete needs time to set so even if you don't see any workers, the concrete is working hard!

The lane closures and speed restrictions will operate for 24 hours from 5am Saturday 3 March to 5am Sunday 4 March.

Trips to and from Melbourne Airport will face significant delays. We strongly recommend that you consider alternative routes and give yourself extra time.

Mickleham Road will be fully closed from 5.30am to 7.30am Saturday while we pour the concrete.

Melbourne Drive inbound entry ramp will be closed from 5.30am to 10pm Saturday.  Use Airport Drive to head south from Melbourne Airport.

APAC Drive inbound entry ramp will be closed from 7.30am to 10pm Saturday. Use Airport Drive to head south from Melbourne Airport.

You will not be able to access the Tullamarine Freeway outbound from the M80 Ring Road Altona-bound or Greensborough-bound from 7.30am Saturday to 5am Sunday. Use Airport Drive to get to Melbourne Airport.

What else is happening this week?

We have overnight closures on the Tullamarine Freeway each day:

Upcoming closures

We will be closing the Tullamarine Freeway outbound (towards the airport) between Melrose Drive and Melbourne Airport on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights next week from 10pm to 5am.

If you are travelling to Melbourne Airport please allow extra time for your trip as you will be detoured via Airport Drive.


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