A tunnelling hub shed in Yarraville is being built to reduce noise and dust during the construction of Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel
Work has begun on the West Gate Tunnel, Victoria’s long overdue alternative to the West Gate Bridge, according to the Victorian Government.
Two tunnel boring machines – 90 metres long, 15.6 metres in diameter and weighing 4000 tonnes each, have been selected to build Melbourne’s $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel.
Victorian Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has signed off on the Environmental Effects Statement for Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel, making a number of recommendations for the landmark project.
The various funds for Victorian infrastructure, as a response to rapid population growth, are quickly shaping the state’s future.
Traffic modelling shows around 3000 fewer trucks will use Millers Road in 2031 if proposed truck tolling points are changed on the upgraded West Gate Freeway, according to the Victorian Government.