Detours in place as Princes Freeway upgrade begins


Princes Freeway at Melbourne's Point Cook will be temporarily closed tonight during the installation of a new pedestrian footbridge

February 11, 2013

The Princes Freeway at Melbourne’s Point Cook will be temporarily closed tonight during the installation of a new pedestrian footbridge.

Detour routes will be in place between Hoppers Crossing and Altona North as traffic delays are expected.

VicRoads Project Director Andrew Williams says the freeway will close in both directions between Forsyth Road and Point Cook Road from 10pm to 5am.

"During these times on and off ramps at Newland Street, Point Cook Road and Palmers Road will also be closed, with traffic impacts in and around the Altona, Laverton and Point Cook areas," Williams says.

The Princes Freeway on-ramp at Palmers Road will also be closed and all heavy vehicle traffic will be required to detour via Forsyth Road, Sayers Road and Old Geelong Road.

The works are weather permitting and further closures of the freeway may be required on subsequent nights, he adds.

Electronic message boards and signs will be installed on the freeway and on local access roads advising of the closures and detour routes.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for travel.

The installation is part of the Williams Landing Project which involves the construction of a new premium railway station and an extension of Palmers Road over the Werribee rail line to connect with the station precinct, with works expected to be completed this year.

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