West Gate Tunnel Project Update

Received from the Western Distributor Authority:

Lots has been happening on the West Gate Tunnel Project. Catch up on project news in our latest Community Update where you can find more about…
Environment Effects Statement 
Public hearings for the West Gate Tunnel Project Environment Effects Statement wrapped up recently. The Independent Inquiry and Advisory Committee will now consider information from the EES, submissions and the hearings to develop a report to the Minister for Planning.
Scholarships to support local students 
Students in Melbourne’s west will have a chance to break into the construction industry with scholarships funded through the West Gate Tunnel Project and cadetships working on the project. In 2018, five students will receive a scholarship through Western Chances.
Millers Road update 
We have listened to feedback and are making changes to reduce the number of trucks and noise on Millers Road in the future when the West Gate Tunnel Project opens by:

  • offering noise reduction measures such as double glazing, insulation and air conditioning for residential properties that directly front Millers Road north of the West Gate Freeway
  • using only one truck toll point on the upgraded West Gate Freeway east of Millers Road, rather than one on either side, to reduce the number of additional trucks using Millers Road in 2031 by 3000.
How the project is reducing crashes and making travel safer
The project will reduce vehicle crashes by around 16 percent overall, providing a safer journey for hundreds of thousands of Victorians. Inner-west streets will be safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers with 140 less crashes per year compared to if the project is not built. More off-road cycling and walking paths will boost safety by separating cyclists and pedestrians from traffic.
Keep in touch
Read the Community Update and stay informed by visiting our website or Facebook page, or following us on Twitter @westgatetunnel.

 

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