Calder Freeway, Diggers Rest (southbound) maintenance works

08 February 2024

We’re delivering important road maintenance works on the Calder Freeway in Diggers Rest as part of the periodic maintenance program.

What we’re doing 

We’re resurfacing the southbound lanes of the Calder Freeway in Diggers Rest between Vineyard Road and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road. The southbound lanes will be fully closed for each night of works and re-open during the day.

This work is being completed as part of the Victorian Government’s periodic maintenance program.

When to expect us

Crews will work at night from 9pm to 5am. Works will take place from Wednesday 14 February and are expected to be complete on the morning of Wednesday 28 February, weather permitting. There will be no works on Friday or Saturday nights.

Road maintenance requires dry, temperate weather conditions when removing and re-laying the road surface. Please note that the dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions.  

What to expect

The southbound lanes of the Calder Freeway will be fully closed between Vineyard Road and Bulla-Diggers Rest Road for the duration of each night of works. The Vineyard Road on-ramp will also be closed. 

The southbound lanes and on-ramps will be open during the day at normal speed limits with temporary lane markers. 

Detours will be in place during work hours:

Southbound detour - light vehicles

Diggers Rest light vehicles map

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  • This map shows the detour for light vehicles. They will detour via the Calder Freeway at the Vineyard Road off-ramp, travel south through Diggers Rest on Vineyard Road, turn east into Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road, then south into the Old Calder Highway where they will rejoin the Calder Freeway at Bulla-Diggers Rest Road. 

Southbound detour - heavy vehicles

Diggers Rest heavy vehicles map

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  • This map shows the detour for heavy vehicles. Heavy vehicles will detour from the Calder Freeway, Diggers Rest using the Vineyard Road exit, then take Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road to Toolern Vale, Gisborne-Melton Road and Federation Drive to Melton, and the Melton Highway to return to the Calder Freeway at Keilor North. 

Please plan ahead and allow an extra 15 minutes of travel time for light vehicles and up to 40 minutes of extra travel time for heavy vehicles as you move through the area via the signed detours.

We appreciate your patience while we carry out these important maintenance works.

Contact us 

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected] with the subject line “Calder Freeway, Diggers Rest maintenance works” 

To find out more about these resurfacing works and the other types of maintenance we do to keep you moving throughout the year visit our  Metro Melbourne Maintenance page.

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