West Gate Tunnel Project - ISCouncil
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The West Gate Tunnel Project is more than just a road

It will make Melbourne’s west an even better place to live, work and play.

The Victorian Government has partnered with Transurban to deliver the West Gate Tunnel Project.

The project will give Melbourne a second freeway link between the west and the city – providing a much needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge and a vital second river crossing.

Melbourne’s major freeways move millions of people and important goods every day and the West Gate Freeway is one of the busiest, moving more than 200,000 vehicles a day.

The West Gate Bridge is at capacity and a single incident can bring the traffic network to a standstill. In addition, trucks in the west have no alternative but to use local roads to get to the port.

The West Gate Tunnel Project will ease congestion on the West Gate Freeway and West Gate Bridge, and reduce the number of trucks on residential streets.


Key benefits

The West Gate Tunnel Project will end Melbourne’s reliance on the West Gate Bridge by building a new tunnel and new links to the port, CityLink and the city.