On 27 May 2016 the Victorian Government opened new ramps on the Princes Freeway and a new bridge at the Sneydes Road interchange, marking a major milestone in unlocking access to the East Werribee Employment Precinct and attracting the jobs and investment planned for in the East Werribee PSP.
The opening of the new Sneydes Road bridge and northern ramps provides new opportunities for Wyndham motorists to travel to and from Melbourne, and reduce pressure on nearby roads including Palmers Road, Forsyth Road and Point Cook Road by providing additional access to the Princes Freeway.
A shared user path has been built across the new bridge, and extends along the upgraded Sneydes Road with greater access to the Federation Trail near Hoppers Lane.
In addition, other road improvements have or are in the process of being delivered at the East Werribee Employment Precinct to kick-start the Government’s long-term vision to transform the precinct into a major jobs and investment hub, including:
- the recently completed widening of Sneydes Road and the upgrade of two Princes Highway intersections (with Snyedes Road and Hoppers Lane), improving safety and access to nearby education and medical facilities and public transport;
- the provision of additional turning lanes and new pedestrian crossings for easier community access to schools, medical facilities and the Hoppers Crossing train station; and
- the installation of new traffic lights at Sneydes Road and Hoppers Lane intersections, to help with efficient traffic flow to and from the Sneydes Road interchange.
Geelong-bound ramps at the Sneydes Road interchange are due to be completed by the end of 2016 to create a full-diamond interchange linking Melbourne, Werribee and Geelong.
The Government has invested $71 million to upgrade the roads in and around the East Werribee precinct, allowing for easier access to jobs, services, schools and public transport.