Westwood Drive Road and Bridge Construction
- Project value$9.1m
- Contractor nameCut and Fill
The completion of Westwood Drive and Bridge between Tenterfield Drive and Fydler Avenue, is a critical road link in the Eastern Corridor, and will take significant pressure off Caroline Springs Boulevard and Gourlay Road.
Over the last 24 months, Council officers have been working hard to secure approvals from VicRoads and the Department of Environment, Land, Planning and Water. Over the last six months we’ve updated existing designs, asked the community for their input and presented the designs to the Victorian Design Review Panel. You may have also seen geotechnical engineers on site completing the necessary geotechnical investigations to allow us to design and then build the bridge.
Archeologists were on site throughout the month of August carrying out salvaging works and investigations required under the approved Cultural Heritage Management Plan.
At the August Council meeting, Councillors approved the preferred construction contractor and passed a motion that allowed officers to award the contract upon approval from the Minister for Planning.
In November 2017 Council received the approvals from the Minister for Planning that allowed the award of the construction contract. The construction contract was awarded to Cut and Fill and they are planning for works to commence in the coming months.
Key features of this project will include:
- 950m of new road (Tenterfield Drive to the bridge, then the bridge to Fydler Ave)
- Bridge over the Kororoit Creek
- 3m wide Shared User Path running on the eastern side of the road
- Connection of existing footpaths on the western side of the road
- Noise walls next to existing houses on the new section of road.
Construction of this project is estimated to take 12-14 months with the opening expected to be in early 2019.