Westwood Drive Bridge opens to public

Published on 14 December 2018

The much-awaited Westwood Drive road and bridge has opened to the public after an official opening on Friday 14 December.

The $8.7 million road and bridge construction project provides a vital connection for commuters travelling between Burnside and Burnside Heights, and completes the Palmers Road Corridor that runs from the Calder Freeway to the Princes Freeway.

It also provides alternative access to the Western Freeway for commuters, redirecting around 10,000 cars from Caroline Springs Boulevard and Gourlay Road, and cutting up to 10 minutes travel time.

City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner said the completion of Westwood Drive road and bridge would provide convenient access to existing local facilities, and a vital link across our municipality for residents.

“Council is proud to have delivered this much-needed road and bridge will, without doubt, transform the way residents move around in our community.

“It is an amazing result for our community.”

A three metre-wide shared user path along the eastern side of the road also creates a safe place for walkers, runners and cyclists, and offers much needed pedestrian access.

Key features of the project include:

  • 950m of new road (Tenterfield Drive to the bridge, then the bridge to Fydler Ave)
  • Bridge over Kororoit Creek
  • Three metre wide shared user path
  • Connection of existing footpaths on the western side of the road
  • Noise walls next to existing houses on the new section of road
  • Landscaping works

For more information, see www.melton.vic.gov.au/westwood