Concrete barriers aimed at keeping vehicles within a single lane will be installed along the West Gate Freeway in Melbourne from next week.
About a kilometre of barriers will be installed between the Bolte Bridge and Todd Rd in a bid to stop what is said to be dangerous weaving. Roads Minister Tim Pallas said the change would be first of many on the West Gate that will change the way we drive on our freeways.
“Motorists will need to get into the correct lane in advance of their intended exit,” Mr Pallas said. “By separating the lanes, we are removing some of the weaving and merging that currently happens in that section, making it safer and easier for all.”
Drivers heading west using the Todd Rd exit or the Bolte Bridge will be affected by the changes. Motorists who want Todd Rd, including the Shell service station, will exit 800 metres earlier than they do now.