West Gate Tunnel Project
Nov 20, 2018
Jack Herbert & Christopher McKenna
West Gate Tunnel Project

The West Gate Tunnel Project is a $6.7 billon city shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, provide quicker and safer journeys, and remove thousands of trucks off residential streets.

As part of the project:

  • The West Gate Freeway will be widened and include express lanes between the M80 and the West Gate Bridge, reducing weaving and merging that leads to traffic congestion.
  • A tunnel from the West Gate Freeway to the Maribyrnong River and the Port of Melbourne will take motorists and trucks underground and off residential streets, providing a more efficient freight route.
  • A bridge over the Maribyrnong River, linking to an elevated road along Footscray Road will get people to where they need to go in the CBD north.
  • State-of-the-art smart technology will be installed across the length of the project linking it to other freeway management systems across the city.

Construction has stared and this presentation will include an overview of the project and a project update.


Jack Herbert , Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager, West Gate Tunnel Project

Christopher McKenna, Senior Project Engineer, West Gate Tunnel Project, Transurban

Chair:  Noel McInnes

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