We're improving access to the freeway and popular tourist attractions in Werribee.

Current works

Duncans Road Interchange - Princes Freeway changed traffic conditions

Works are continuing on the Duncans Road Interchange on the new Geelong-bound entry ramp at Duncans Road Bridges. Drivers on the Princes Freeway can expect changed traffic conditions, similar to those at Forsyth Road Interchange. This includes reduced speeds and lane widths. Works are happening from March 2019 to mid-2020

In October, we’ll:

  • continue driving piles into the ground as part of the foundation works for the Duncans Road Bridge
  • continue works on the centre median strip of the Princes Freeway
  • undertake earthworks for the Geelong-bound freeway ramp
  • continue to develop the drainage design at the Duncans/K Road intersection
  • start improving the road surface at the interchange.

In November and December, we’ll:

  • finalise the drainage design at the Duncans/K Road intersection
  • move some utilities at night such as electricity, water and gas
  • start work on the intersection of Duncans Road and the Melbourne-bound entry ramp
  • start building retaining walls in preparation for K Road intersection works
  • improve the pedestrian crossing at the Federation Trail.

Please plan ahead and allow extra travel time. For more information see Victoria’s Big Build.

Why the Duncans Road Interchange?

More than 11,000 cars and trucks use the Duncans Road interchange every day, with this number surging during events in the tourism precinct.

The interchange is a key route for a number of growing suburbs, connecting you to the Werribee town centre and Wyndham Harbour.

The existing bridge was built in 1959 and struggles with today’s traffic volumes. Additionally, there’s no outbound freeway exit and no inbound freeway entrance to and from Geelong.

This upgrade will make traffic flow better, so you can get to where you need to be sooner and safer.

Project details

At the Duncans Road interchange we’re:

  • building new exit ramps from the Princes Freeway to Duncans Road
  • building two new bridges over the Princes Freeway, providing two lanes in each direction
  • adding two new ramps for the Princes Freeway at Duncans Road with an entrance for Geelong-bound traffic and an exit for traffic coming from Geelong
  • improving the intersection of K Road and Duncans Road
  • building new walking and cycling paths along Duncans Road and safe road crossing areas.

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Benefits

Here are just some of the benefits you’ll experience when travelling on this busy road:

  • improved journeys to world class tourist attractions, including Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee Mansion, the National Equestrian Centre and the Victorian State Rose Garden
  • new ramps will make it easier to get to and from Geelong
  • reduced congestion and increased safety by improving the busy K Road intersection
  • better access for locals to shops and jobs.

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