CityLink is Moving Melbourne
All four lanes on the CityLink section of the M1 Upgrade are now open. Obey the overhead signs and have a safe drive.
CityLink and the M1 Project Team have helped motorists move in, out and around Melbourne by building:
- Dedicated lanes to specific destinations and reduced dangerous weaving and merging.
- New on and off ramps to help with congestion into and out of the tunnels.
- Additional lanes on the freeway to increase capacity.
- Sophisticated Lane Use Management Systems to keep traffic moving and to provide increased safety when incidents occur.
- Ramp Metering to regulate traffic entering the freeway to ensure a smoother traffic flow on the freeway.
All sections of the M1 Upgrade project on CityLink are now open for traffic delivering real benefits for customers. Traffic flow should be smoother, travel times should drop and the trip should be safer. It's important to obey the overhead lanes signs. Driving in a closed lane could a hinder emergency service getting to a scene of an incident, or place them at risk. It is also illegal and can incur a fine of over $1,000.
The Monash Freeway and Westgate Freeway works were completed progressively during 2009, and CityLink's outbound section from the Burnley Tunnel to Toorak Road opened on 14 December, 2009. The additional inbound lane from Toorak Road opened on 3 October, 2010.
In summer, CityLink will complete the final asphalting for the new section to take advantage of the warmer weather and minimise traffic disruption.
Works continue on the West Gate Bridge strengthening project, which will deliver five lanes of traffic in each direction and public safety barriers by the end of the year.
Click here to view the M1 Upgrade Construction Milestones.
For more information on the M1 Upgrade project, visit the Vic Roads website.