Western Freeway resealing works

15 February 2021

We’re undertaking important resurfacing works on the Western Freeway from Hopkins Road in Rockbank, to Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh. 

What we are doing

To keep the Western Freeway safe and strong for the thousands of drivers who rely on it every day, we’re undertaking important resurfacing works.   

When to expect us 

Works are expected to commence in mid-February and finish in mid-April.

To minimise disruption, work will take place in short sections and outside peak periods - at night or during off peak day hours.

To ensure the strongest and most durable road surface, these road work needs to take place in warm and dry weather. This means our work schedule can change regularly – for this reason we ask that you refer to roadside signage for specific work dates and times.

Due to needing warm and dry weather, crews will be working intermittently between mid February to mid April. Work will largely take place at night but may take place in off peak day times if the weather is suitable.

The first stage of work will take place on the outbound carriageway, starting from Hopkins Rd and moving toward Bacchus Marsh. The second stage of works will focus on the inbound carriageway from Bacchus Marsh and gradually move towards Hopkins Road.

During works, we will have short detours in place. There may be some delays during detours, so we ask that you plan ahead and allow extra travel time. 

Thursday 18 February - Friday 19 February: 9am - 7pm (with 9 pm extension, if required) single inbound lane closed between Hopetoun Park Road and Brooklyn Road. 

How will these works impact you? 

To enable us to safely complete this work, there will be changed traffic conditions in place, including: 

Tuesday 16 February: 6am - 7pm Ferris Road outbound on-ramp closed at Melton South. Exit instead at Coburns Road.  

Wednesday 17 February: 11am - 9pm single inbound lane closed between Leakes Road and Hopkins Road

Thursday 18 February: 9am - 7pm (with 9pm extension, if required) single inbound lane closed between Hopetoun Park Road and Brooklyn Road

Friday 19 February: 6am - 3pm  single outbound lane closed between Ferris Road and Clarkes Road

Monday 22 February: 6am - 3:30pm single outbound lane closed between Brooklyn Road and Hopetoun Park Road 

During these maintenance works, there’ll be: 

  • Detours in place 
  • To keep everyone safe, we will have safe speeds in place near the work zone
  • Some noise, vibration, and dust from the works 

Closure times and/or scheduled dates are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Thank you for your patience while we complete these important works. 

Get in touch

To find out more about this project.

Email: [email protected] 

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