Major Works On The M1 Freeway This Weekend 1

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November 2009

Major works on the M1 freeway this weekend


Weekend works will resume along the M1 corridor this weekend from Warrigal Road to the

West Gate Bridge as works proceed on the $1.39 billion M1 upgrade.


Project Director for the M1 upgrade, John Cunningham, said major delays were expected

on the West Gate Freeway heading eastbound between West Gate Bridge and the CityLink

Tunnels this weekend from 8pm tonight to 5am Monday 9 November 2009.


He said those attending the final day of the racing at Flemington were advised to catch

public transport, or if driving, to expect some delays on the Monash Freeway and to seek an

alternative route other than the West Gate Freeway, when returning home.


“We are resuming our works again this weekend in full swing to get as much work done as

possible to take advantage of the good weather,” he said.


“Traffic from the West Gate and Bolte Bridges heading towards the CityLink Tunnels and

Kings Way will be affected by works and temporary traffic conditions will be in place while

these works are underway,” he said.


“Motorists are advised that only three lanes of traffic will be available on the West Gate

Freeway heading east. Significant delays are expected and drivers are strongly encouraged

to avoid the area,” he said.


Mr Cunningham said there would also be lane closures on the Monash Freeway and

CityLink on Saturday between the tunnels and Glenferrie Road and between High Street

and Warrigal Road in both directions to undertake resurfacing works.


“We expect there will be some delays from these lane closures, so if drivers choose to take

the freeway they should leave a little early and allow extra time to get to their destination,”

he said.


Mr Cunningham said on Sunday when works resumed there would be double lane closures

on the Monash Freeway and on CityLink.


“We will have variable message signs on the road advising motorists where the lane

closures are so they can make the choice to exit the freeway or expect delays.”


Mr Cunningham said the works that would continue up until Christmas on the M1 corridor

would include both resurfacing works and the replacement of expansion joints on the West

Gate Freeway. 


“We continue to thank Melbourne motorists for their patience while we continue the works

on one of the State’s busiest roads and we advise them to take care when travelling in

construction zones for their own safety and the safety of workers,” he said.


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Details of works this weekend can be found at m1upgrade.com.au.



For more information contact


Mary-Anne Lane 0407 564255







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