Plans for easier and safer access to the Princes Freeway were made a little more concrete today with the Australian and Victorian governments announcing a $114 million investment to complete the Ison Road Rail Overpass.
More than $10 million has already been invested for early works on the overpass, which will extend south towards Browns Road and connect with a section of Ison Road, to be constructed by Wyndham Council.
Extensive planning works and community consultation on the proposed design and planning pathway, which attracted more than 4,000 participants, have since been completed.
Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said,“The Wyndham West region is one of highest areas of urban growth in Victoria, so we are committed to ensuring people can get where they need to go safely and more easily”.
The overpass is expected to cater for nearly 29,000 daily users by 2036.
Major Road Projects Victoria is also in the early stages of planning for potential improvements to the Werribee Main Road and Princes Freeway Interchange in Werribee, including traffic modelling, planning studies, and environmental and historic heritage investigations.
This planning work will consider future upgrades to the interchange, including on and off-ramps to the Princes Freeway, as well as active transport and cycling options.
The Ison Road Rail Overpass is expected to begin construction in 2023.