West Gate Freeway managed motorway project
The $25 million West Gate Freeway Managed Motorway (WGMM) Project was funded by the Federal ($12.5 million) and Victorian ($12.5 million) Governments as part of the National Managed Motorways Program.
The project upgraded the electronic freeway management system along the West Gate Freeway (M1) between Williamstown Road and the M80 Ring Road.
The Intelligent Transport System (ITS) was upgraded to:
better manage traffic flow
improve reliability and safety
create a smarter road.
The project was completed in early 2014.
- Overhead lane use signs to advise drivers of which lanes to use and that allow for speeds to be adjusted to suit conditions
Closed circuit television cameras
An upgrade of supporting telecommunications networks
More efficient freeway management processes, including faster clearance of accidents and broken down vehicles
Full integration with the ITS on the M80 Ring Road and M1 east of Williamstown Road, resulting in improved connectivity between these networks by providing a continuous managed freeway
Provides a safer and more reliable journey.
West gate Freeway gantry installations video
This is a time lapse video about the gantry installations on the West gate freeway.