Today the Victorian Government and Transurban signed an agreement on processes for the tender, planning and engagement stages and announced the establishment of the Western Distributor Authority to get this project done.
We have also released the first full designs which include two options for connecting the West Gate Freeway to the Western Distributor Tunnel – either directly within the road reserve, or via ramps to a portal in adjacent land.
To get dangerous goods trucks – which can’t travel in a tunnel – out of residential streets, the designs include five ramp options to connect the West Gate Freeway directly to Hyde Street.
The Western Distributor will also link to the city and the surrounding road network with connections to CityLink, Dynon Road and an extended Wurundjeri Way.
You can have your say on the design options through an extensive community consultation process, including community information sessions beginning on 16 April and online engagement here on this website
The designs will continue to be refined as planning progresses and in light of community and other feedback.