THE Victorian Government last week said it is a step closer to fixing eight congested roads in Melbourne's outer western suburbs, with three groups shortlisted for a $1.8 billion road and maintenance upgrade.
Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that consortia Netflow, Western Improvement Network and Western Roads Partnerships have been shortlisted to tender for the almost 30 kilometres of lane duplication, and wider road maintenance program.
The successful bidder will deliver eight planned road projects, which involve a combination of duplication and upgrade works – and deliver 20 years of maintenance for a wider network of over 750 lane kilometres, including:
- Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, from Point Cook Road to Princes Freeway, Point Cook;
- Palmers Road, from Princes Freeway to Western Freeway, Truganina;
- Derrimut Road, from Sayers Road to Dohertys Road, Tarneit;
- Leakes Road, from Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road, Truganina;
- Dohertys Road, from Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade, Laverton North;
- Dohertys Road, from Foundation Road to Palmers Road, Truganina;
- Princes Freeway/Forsyth Road interchange, Hoppers Crossing; and
- Duncans Road interchange, Werribee/Werribee South.
VicRoads has launched an interactive map on its website that shows designs and information about the upgrades which include intersection modifications, building shared use paths, and changes to road and bridge widths.
The contract is due to be awarded in late 2017, with early works starting shortly afterwards. More information is available from the VicRoads website at <https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/planning-and-projects/melbourne-road-projects/outer-suburban-arterial-roads>.