The Werribee project is part of Victoria’s Big Build initiative, which encompasses 119 rail and major road projects across the state, with a total value of $70 billion. The program should result in over 15,000 jobs across Victoria and partnership with over 20 construction and engineering partners.
The new bridge, spanning the Werribee line between Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway, aims to significantly improve travel times for motorists around Melbourne’s West. Safer connections for pedestrians and cyclists will also result from the build, with the inclusion of a new pedestrian underpass, landscaping and a shared-use path on the South side of the rail line.
The successful alliance has already removed three level crossings in Melbourne and are currently building a new stabling yard at Wyndham Vale.
“Whether it’s the removal of dangerous level crossings or upgrades to major roads, we’re not wasting a minute investing in projects that are essential to keep people across the West moving” said Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan.
Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas said “These major rail and road projects are creating thousands of jobs in Melbourne’s west and providing vital experience to Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets under the Major Project Skills Guarantee.”
The build has a start date of 2020 and is set for completion in 2022, alongside the removal of the Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street level crossings.
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