Ramps on the Geelong side of the Sneydes Road interchange providing access to and from the Princes Freeway are now open to traffic.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas was on site on October 28 to mark the completion of the $45 million full-diamond interchange, which will significantly improve traffic flow in and around Point Cook and Werribee, linking the Melbourne CBD, Werribee and Geelong.
The Melbourne ramps and new bridge were opened to traffic earlier in the year, and motorists are already enjoying the new access point to the Princes Freeway and more direct travel to and from Melbourne.
VicRoads completed the project on behalf of the VPA.
The interchange is part of a $71 million package of roadworks in the area and also includes upgrades to the Princes Highway and Hoppers Lane intersection, where additional lanes are making it easier for motorists to travel through the area.
A new pedestrian crossing is providing school children and local residents easier access to schools and public transport.
The Princes Highway and Sneydes Road intersection also has a new set of traffic lights, additional lanes, a wider pedestrian path and green lights for cyclists, to help them safely navigate the intersection.
Cyclists also can enjoy a safer route via a new cycling path along Sneydes Road, for safer and more direct access to the new interchange and the Federation Trail.
This vital infrastructure project created 100 local jobs also included:
- Moving 150,000 tonnes of earth, the equivalent to 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools
- Pouring 18,000 tonnes of concrete, which is equal to 10,000 concrete trucks
- Installing 70 supporting beams for the new bridge
Sneydes Road is located next to a 400-hectare site known as the East Werribee Major Development Parcel, the largest undeveloped surplus government land in metropolitan Melbourne.
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas:
“We’re building the infrastructure that the West needs to unlock access to the future jobs hub of East Werribee Employment Precinct, which will play a vital role in providing employment to residents of Melbourne’s west.”
“We’re putting people first by building infrastructure that will boost jobs, cut travel times and increases safety in one of Australia’s fastest growing areas.”