Residents in the booming Wyndham West and Werribee regions will have easier and safer access to the Princes Freeway. The Australian and Victorian governments are announcing a $114 million investment to complete the Ison Road Rail Overpass.
“The Wyndham West region is one of the highest areas of urban growth in Victoria, so we are committed to ensuring people can get where they need to go safely and more easily,” says Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan.
More than $10 million has already been invested for early works on the overpass, extending south towards Browns Road and connecting with a section of Ison Road, to be constructed by Wyndham Council.
“The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment; the new four-lane overpass will extend over the Melbourne-Geelong railway line towards to the Princes Freeway,” says the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Catherine King.
“This will provide residents better access to surrounding areas, reduce traffic congestion in central Werribee and improve journey reliability,” says the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Catherine King.
Extensive planning works and community consultation on the proposed design and planning pathway, which attracted more than 4,000 participants, have since been completed.
The overpass is expected to cater for nearly 29,000 daily users by 2036.
“Our Werribee and Wyndham community is continuing to grow, with a population forecast to reach more than 520,000 people by 2041, so we are investing in transport infrastructure that will improve travel now and into the future,” says Victoria Treasurer and State Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas.
Major Road Projects Victoria is also in the early stages of planning for potential improvements to the Werribee Main Road and Princes Freeway Interchange in Werribee, including traffic modelling, planning studies, and environmental and historic heritage investigations.
This planning work will consider future upgrades to the interchange, including on and off-ramps to the Princes Freeway and active transport and cycling options.
The Ison Road Rail Overpass is expected to begin construction in 2023.
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