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The Webb Dock Access improvements will better connect freight from Webb Dock to the freeway network. It will make it easier and safer for trucks to enter the Bolte Bridge and free up space and help traffic flow on the M1.
The Webb Dock Access improvements are the first works to commence on the Western Distributor project and will support the Port of Melbourne’s $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project. The CityLink Tulla Widening project will deliver these works on behalf of the Western Distributor project.
These improvements complement the upgrade of Cook Street currently being completed by VicRoads. These works are widening Cook Street from one to two lanes in each direction between Todd Road and the West Gate Freeway.
A new ramp will be built with a gentler curve to reduce the risk of truck roll-overs.
A new lane from Cook Street to the Bolte Bridge ramp will provide direct access for freight heading north.
The Cook Street / Salmon Street intersection will be upgraded and signalised
An additional lane will be added in each direction between Todd Road and the West Gate Freeway
The Webb Dock access improvements will:
Workers and drivers in the Cook Street/Salmon Street area will have noticed a new work site set up next to the existing Cook Street/Salmon Street roundabout.
In mid to late November, local workers and drivers will start to see construction crews remove the existing Cook Street/Salmon Street roundabout to make room for a new signalised intersection that will be completed by early-mid 2017, weather permitting. Prior to these works commencing, new traffic management will be installed along Cook Street to facilitate works. These changes will include temporarily changing a section of Cook Street to one way access only (east to west direction) and temporarily removing some car parks on Vegemite Way.
Crews will also start widening a section of Cook Street between Gateway Court and Salmon Street to build a new lane for vehicles entering the West Gate Freeway. These works will be completed by December 2016, weather permitting.
Between October and December, workers will build a new maintenance access track next to the existing Bolte Bridge entry ramp. This track will enable our workers and machinery to build a new redesigned ramp, with works to start in December 2016 and finish in June 2017.