West Gate Distributor - Stage 1

The Victorian Government has made the West Gate Distributor (WGD) one of its top transport priorities.

Project Update- January 2017

Shepherd Bridge Works

The widening and strengthening works on Shepherd Bridge, Footscray between Simms Street and Whitehall Street were completed on the 9th of January.

Additional lanes have been added to the bridge, to help ease congestion and improve safety.

The project is expected to be completed by mid 2017.

Find out about  other summertime roadworks.

Project background

The plan for the first section of the WGD is to provide better travel for local traffic, pedestrians and cyclists and improve freight access to and from the Port of Melbourne by:

  • widening Moreland Street to a four lane divided road, with an upgraded connection to Footscray Road
  • new signalised intersections in Moreland Street at Footscray Road, Parker Street and Whitehall Street
  • strengthening  and widening Shepherd Bridge over the Maribyrnong River by removing the pedestrian and cycling paths
  • a new bridge over the Maribyrnong River for pedestrians and cyclists.

About the project

The contract for the West Gate Distributor Stage 1 was awarded to Fulton Hogan in December 2015.

Major construction works on the site commenced in April 2016 and the project is expected to be completed by mid 2017.

During the course of the project, VicRoads and Fulton Hogan will provide information updates to the local community on the progress of the project and any planned works that may cause major disruptions or delays.

Stage 1 Map

Image of the West Gate Distributor map

Contact us

Call: (03) 8572 7901
Write: VicRoads Metropolitan Projects - Western, Ground Floor, 1 McNab Avenue, Footscray, VIC 3011 

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