January 12, 2017

The many thousands of TWU members who work in or around the Tullamarine Airport and Essendon Fields precincts should be aware of important road closures. Further night closures of the Tullamarine Freeway will take place on Thursday 12 January and Friday 13 January from 7pm to 6.30am.

During the extra 23 hours of closure, no traffic will travel in either direction between the M80 Ring Road and the Calder Freeway.

Access to and from the Calder Freeway and the M80 Ring Road will remain open during the closures.

VicRoads recommend motorists and SkyBus travellers allow extra travel time of up to an hour if travelling between Melbourne Airport and the city.

These freeway closures will take place overnight when there is significantly less traffic on the road and will allow us to safely lift beams over the freeway for the new English Street bridge between Airport West and Essendon Fields.

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Further roadworks around Melbourne in coming weeks include:

  • A section of CityLink will also close for a shorter period on Saturday night. The toll road will be closed between Moreland Road and Bell Street, in both directions, from 11pm Saturday to 7.30am Sunday. The closures are part of the CityLink Tulla widening project, which is due for completion next year.
  • Closure of all but one lane of the Eastern Freeway between Burke Round and Bulleen Road for resurfacing, each evening between 10pm and 5am until January 13.
  • On the West Gate Freeway, the Montague Street off-ramp has been closed citybound until 5am and January 13, and the freeway has been reduced by one lane outbound between the Montague Street and Kings Way entry ramps.

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