We're making it easier for you to get to and from the Princes Freeway.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the upgrade of Dunnings and Palmers Road.
The newly upgraded Dunnings and Palmers Road opened in December 2019.
With increased traffic lanes, a wider Skeleton Creek bridge, upgraded intersections and new walking and cycling paths, it will be safer and easier for you to get to where you need to be sooner.
Over the coming months we will complete landscaping and other minor works. We’ll also continue to work on the remaining seven capital road upgrades across the West.
Why Dunnings and Palmers Roads?
More than 18,000 cars and trucks use Dunnings Road and Palmers Road every day.
If you live or work in the growing suburbs of Point Cook, Sanctuary Lakes or Featherbrook, these roads are important connectors for you to access the Princes Freeway, Williams Landing train station and Werribee town centre.
This upgrade makes traffic and public transport flow better, so you can get to where you need to be sooner and safer.
On Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, between Princes Freeway and Point Cook Road, we've:
- added an extra traffic lane in each direction as well as a dedicated bus lane in each direction from Wallace Avenue to Dunnings Road
- widened Skeleton Creek bridge
- upgraded intersections
- built walking and cycling paths.
Here are just some of the benefits:
- creates a more reliable link from Point Cook to the Princes Freeway, improving your travel time
- eases pressure and bottlenecks on nearby roads, improving traffic flow
- creates better and safer access to Williams Landing train station and Werribee
- makes buses more reliable by giving them a dedicated lane and priority at intersections.
Here's some interesting facts about this project.
Total road construction requirements:
- material to be excavated: 10,000 cubic metres
- fill to be imported (unusable material excavated on site): 26,000 cubic metres
- stormwater pit and pipe needed: 3,650 metres
- cement treated crushed rock: 8,500 tonne
- foam bitumen (road stabiliser): 1,500 square metres
- subsurface drains: 12,000 metres
- kerb: 10,000 metres
- asphalt: 130,000 square metres
- service conduits: 27,000 metres
- light poles: 84
- guard rail: 2,150 metres.
Total bridge construction requirements:
- general dimensions: 60 metres long, 15 metres wide
- fill required for reinforced earth wall: 2,200 tonne
- reinforced earth wall panels: 31 panels. Each panel weighs approx 2 tonne, 2 metres long and 2 metres wide
- piles for the new bridge and barriers: 24 piles
- volume of concrete needed: 2,000 cubic metres
- steel reinforcement needed: 120 tonne.
18,000 cars and trucks use Dunnings and Palmers Rd every day
Extra lane in each direction and a dedicated bus lane
Safer access to Williams Landing train station
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