Princes Freeway bridge strengthening, Laverton & Werribee South

We’re delivering a more efficient and safer route for High Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFV) travelling from Geelong, through Melbourne’s west to the Port of Melbourne.

Project update - October 2018

So far, we’ve completed strengthening works to the Princes Freeway bridge over the Laverton Rail Line in Laverton. We’re continuing to work on strengthening the twin Princes Freeway bridges over Werribee River in Werribee South and over the Railway Avenue in Laverton.

From 15 October, we’ll be commencing the final stages of the bridge strengthening works. This involves Pier Column Strengthening, Abutment Strengthening and Bearing works.

To do so we will be closing a section of Railway Avenue between High Street and Merton Street overnight, from:

  • 9pm 15 October until 4am 26 October and 9pm Sunday 28 October to 4am Friday 2 November

From 25-26 October, we’ll be Jacking (lifting) the bridge to complete bearing replacement works, which will involve a 3 lane closure traveling inbound on Princes Fwy, these works will be happening overnight from:

  • 9pm 25 October until 4am 26 October 

Project background

Strengthening these Princes Freeway bridges will enable them to carry HPFVs traveling between the Geelong area and the Port of Melbourne, improving the efficiency of freight logistics, and reducing emissions from improved freight transportation.

About the project

The Princes Freeway Bridge Strengthening project commenced in March 2018 and is expected to be completed by late 2018.

The project includes strengthening works on two sections of the bridge over the Werribee River in Werribee South and over Railway Avenue and the Geelong Rail Line in Laverton.

Once completed, these strengthened bridges will enable HPFVs to use this route which will improve cost and logistics for freight vehicles travelling between Geelong and Port Melbourne.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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