Webb Dock Access improvements April update

6 April 2017

This month, we'll begin work on the West Gate Freeway's inbound entry ramp to the Bolte Bridge, the next major stage of the Webb Dock Access improvements.

The upgrade involves redesigning the curve of the Bolte Bridge inbound entry ramp to reduce the risk of truck rollovers and improve access for freight and cars alike.

If you're heading inbound on the West Gate Freeway and want to use the entry ramp to the Bolte Bridge, you'll need to make your way to the left lane a little earlier than usual.

You'll then be shifted onto an alternate ramp which will provide access to the Bolte Bridge while crews remove and rebuild the existing entry ramp nearby.

This shift will keep traffic flowing onto the Bolte Bridge smoothly and provide a safe work zone for our crews to get the job done as quickly as possible.

On-road signage will be in place to help guide you.

What you need to know

  • From April, if you're heading inbound on the West Gate Freeway and want to use the entry ramp to the Bolte Bridge, you'll need to make your way to the left lane a little earlier than usual. On-road signage will be in place to help guide you.
  • You'll then be shifted onto an alternate ramp which will provide access to the Bolte Bridge while crews remove and rebuild the existing entry ramp nearby.
  • You can expect some overnight freeway and ramp closures, as well as other changed traffic conditions – including lane closures – on the West Gate Freeway to facilitate these works
  • We're on track to open the new and improved Bolte Bridge entry ramp on time in late 2017
  • We don't expect any additional delays to your morning or evening peak commute out towards Melbourne's north via the Bolte Bridge

Thanks for your continued patience while we get the job done.

Find out how these improvements will make it easier and safer for trucks to enter the Bolte Bridge and help traffic flow on the M1.

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