The West Gate Tunnel will provide an alternative travel route to and from Melbourne’s west, reducing the trip time by 20 minutes to provide a more reliable and efficient route for freight to and from Port of Melbourne.
The project involves building four more lanes on the West Gate Freeway, twin tunnels under Yarraville and a new bridge over the Maribyrnong River that links to an elevated road above Footscray Road, taking people where they need to go in the city’s north. Also included in the project is 14km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths for a continuous journey from Werribee to the city.
When the West Gate Tunnel opens (expected completion of project 2022) the road safety and quality of air and noise in the surrounding area will improve significantly due to a 24/7 truck ban on local streets in the inner west.
Register for this site tour to learn more about specific aspects of the project at the West Gate Tunnel Project Information Centre and Northern Portal site. As well as the site tour, guests will visit the information centre which provides an interactive model, VR goggles for the veloway, AR for the TBM and each of the zones and a scale model of the TBM, and have the opportunity to have their questions answered.
Site tour requirements:
Visitors to the site are required to wear long sleeves, long pants and steel-capped boots. Hats, vests, gloves and glasses can be provided, though people are encouraged to bring their own if they have them. The site tour is strictly limited to 40 attendees. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Site visit starts at 11 am (sharp) and will end at 1 pm. Meeting point is the visitor centre, which can be accessed through the visitor centre car park at 2 Somerville Road (opposite Murrays Coaches). Visitors cannot access the site through the main gate at 221 Whitehall Street. Note that all 40 participants will have the safety induction done at 11 am at the visitor centre - late arrivals are discouraged.
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The presenters for the West Gate tunnel site tour will be decided on at a later stage and will advised by the industry partner closer to the event.
- Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
- Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
- Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Jenna Vine & Peter Fouad
1300 653 113