We're making it easier for you to get to and from the Princes Freeway.

Current works

In August, we’ll:

  • complete laying new asphalt on Palmers Road between Wallace Avenue and Overton Road
  • complete laying new asphalt on Palmers and Dunnings Roads
  • switch traffic on to the new sections of Palmers and Dunnings Roads
  • upgrade the following intersections along Palmers Road - traffic lights at the entry and exit ramp at Princes Freeway, new traffic lights at Wallace Avenue, new pedestrian crossing at Lancaster Drive, and upgraded intersections at The Strand and Dunnings Road
  • continue street lighting works along Dunnings Road and Palmers Road
  • continue work on the new bridge deck
  • complete asphalt works along Dunnings Road
  • open the lanes on Dunnings Road to the new alignment.

In September we’ll

  • continue work on the new bridge deck
  • continue intersection upgrades along Palmers Road
  • continue street lighting works along Dunnings Road and Palmers Road
  • complete asphalt works along Palmers Road
  • open the Princes Exit Ramp to the new alignment
  • open the lanes on Palmers Road to the new alignment
  • complete the new bridge widening at Skeleton Creek and open to the new alignment.

In October we’ll

  • complete intersection upgrades along Palmers Road
  • complete landscaping and street lighting along Dunnings Road and Palmers Road.

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.

We understand that during peak periods, travel times along these roads can be delayed by up to 30 minutes and that there’s a lack of cycling and pedestrian facilities.

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

Project details

On Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, between Princes Freeway and Point Cook Road, we’re:

  • adding an extra traffic lane in each direction as well as a dedicated bus lane in each direction from Wallace Avenue to Dunnings Road
  • widening Skeleton Creek bridge
  • upgrading ten intersections
  • building walking and cycling paths.

Dunnings and Palmers Roads map

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Benefits

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.

Project facts

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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