West Gate Bridge Maintenance

We’re carrying out important annual maintenance works on both the inbound and outbound lanes of the West Gate Bridge between 26 December to 6 January.

Day works on the West Gate Bridge are now complete with all lanes open however, works will continue from 9pm to 7am each night (inbound and outbound) until 6 January.

  • Minimal delays are expected
  • Works are weather dependent so please check for updates
  • Reduced speed limit in place to ensure the safety of workers
  • Works include asphalting and line marking
  • All lanes are now open 7am to 9pm

If you can, plan your journey and seek another route or allow plenty of extra travel time. 

As part of Victoria’s Big Build, the West Gate Tunnel Project will also require the freeway to close at Grieve Parade from 6 - 11 January. Detours will be in place with expected delays of up to an hour.

West Gate Bridge maintenance works - detour routes

View a larger version of the West Gate Bridge maintenance works - detour routes 

What we’re doing

We’re undertaking necessary annual maintenance works to give road users a smoother journey and to keep the bridge operational for the thousands who use it each day.

This year we’ll be:

  • resurfacing and replacing the waterproof membrane on a small section of the bridge
  • improving the levelling of the eastern approach to the bridge

Due to the nature of the waterproof membrane works and the curing time of the membrane, these works require the daytime closure of three outbound lanes to be completed.

These works have been scheduled to take place during the Christmas/New Year period to minimise the impact on road users.

We understand there is never a good time for roadworks but these are important repairs which need to be completed to ensure the bridge continues to perform to standard and can manage the significant traffic volumes that travel on the bridge annually. Maintaining and investing in the West Gate Bridge is important so that it continues to safely meet the needs of road users.

Stay up to date and plan ahead:

  • tune in to AM and FM radio for regular traffic updates
  • follow us on Twitter for all the latest traffic information
  • like us on VicRoads Facebook or VicTraffic
  • look out for electronic road signs.

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