We're making it easier for you to get to and from the Princes Freeway.
Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, Point Cook
During March and April, we will;
- continue to build new lanes on Dunnings Road between Point Cook Road and Shaftsbury Boulevard
- install new footpaths and landscape around the Dunnings Road and Shaftsbury Boulevard roundabout
- continue the drainage and earthworks on Palmers Road between Dunnings Road, so new lanes can be built
- start work to widen the Princes Freeway Geelong-bound off-ramp to Palmers Road
- complete drainage and earthworks to enable us to widen Skeleton Creek Bridge
- work on the new bridge foundations at Skeleton Creek.
Here's some interesting facts about the roads and bridges we're building in the west.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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