New video reveals Wurundjeri Way extension experience in Docklands

Sean Car

The West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) has released a virtual video showing what it will be like to drive along the new Wurundjeri Way extension, as works began this month to widen the road in Docklands.

Minister for Transport Infrastructure Danny Pearson announced works to widen Wurundjeri Way would begin from Tuesday, July 2 – with its northbound carriageway to be reduced to one lane at the Flinders St intersection during works.

The lane closure will be in place until mid-September so crews can safely complete pavement resurfacing, electrical system installation and asphalting as works continue to widen Wurundjeri Way by one lane in each direction between Flinders and Dudley streets.

Motorists are urged to plan their journey ahead and to expect delays of up to 10 minutes during peak hours.

The WGTP team also released a virtual flythrough animation video last month showing what it would be like to drive along the Wurundjeri Way extension once open, which also included drone footage of how construction is shaping up.  

The Wurundjeri Way extension between Dudley St and Dynon Rd is quickly taking shape – with 1.6 kilometres of new bridges and ramps built, 581 bridge parapets installed, and asphalting is already well advanced on this new section of Wurundjeri Way.

Once open in late 2025, the government says the Wurundjeri Way city bypass will reduce traffic across Docklands and the CBD and will take up to 5000 cars off Spencer and King streets every day.

The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, providing a much-needed second river crossing, cutting congestion and taking 9000 trucks a day off local roads.

It will also create more than 14 kilometres of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths, and close to nine hectares of new parks and wetlands.

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