Major Road Announcement for the West
Media Release - 08.11.2016
Wyndham City has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that it will invest $1.8 billion on western suburbs road upgrades and maintenance works.
Wyndham City CEO, Kelly Grigsby, said Wyndham would be the main recipient of the funding.
“We are thrilled that the State Government has made Wyndham’s arterial roads a priority by announcing this major investment of $1.8 billion,” Ms Grigsby said.
“Through our Get Wyndham Moving campaign, Council has been consistently calling for funding of this level.”
“With construction expected to begin in 2018 and almost 30 kilometres of lane duplications flagged, these upgrades will help to reduce the traffic congestion currently causing major delays for Wyndham residents.”
“This funding will include the duplication and widening of some of Wyndham’s busiest roads, including sections of Dunnings and Palmers Rd in Point Cook, Derrimut Rd in Tarneit, Leakes Rd in Truganina, Dohertys Rd in Laverton North, the Princes Freeway and Forsyth Rd interchange in Hoppers Crossing and the Duncans Rd interchange in Werribee South.”
Andrews Government - Media Release - 08.11.2016
Local residents and commuters out west will benefit from a huge package of road upgrade and maintenance works that will cut travel times, improve road safety and better connect communities in key growth corridors.
The Andrews Labor Government has called for Expressions of Interest for the western package of the Outer Suburban Arterial Roads (OSARs) Program – an Australian first, $1.8 billion investment.
It combines eight high-priority road upgrades with maintenance on more than 700 kilometres of road stretching from Werribee to Footscray, ensuring motorists benefit from new high quality roads while the existing network is maintained to a high standard for years to come.
The upgrades will involve a combination of duplication and widening works to western arterial roads including:
- Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, from Point Cook Road to Princes Freeway, Point Cook
- Palmers Road, from Princes Freeway to Western Freeway, Truganina
- Derrimut Road, from Sayers Road to Dohertys Road, Tarneit
- Leakes Road, from Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road, Truganina
- Dohertys Road, from Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade, Laverton North
- Dohertys Road, from Foundation Road to Palmers Road, Truganina
- Princes Freeway/Forsyth Road interchange, Hoppers Crossing
- Duncans Road interchange, Werribee/Werribee South
The package will transform the outer-western road network by boosting capacity and improving road pavement conditions with intersection upgrades, almost 30 kilometres of lane duplication, and road maintenance.
The community can provide their feedback and help shape upgrade designs, with VicRoads also set to engage local councils, planning authorities, freight operators, and bus companies for local input.
The eight high-priority road upgrades will be delivered within five years, and the maintenance and rehabilitation contract will continue for a further 20 years.
The Request for Proposal is expected to go out in early 2017, with construction expected to begin 2018.