A new detour for Footscray Road

Update: This article was amended on 26 May to reflect the delay to this detour by 24 hours. 

The Footscray Road trail will take a new detour through the West Gate Tunnel construction zone from this weekend.

The detour between Appleton Dock Road and Dock Link Road will start at 7am on Sunday 28 May.

The route will be safe distance from traffic and construction, protected by barriers and screens and well lit. It is expected to be in place until late this year.

East and westbound traffic flow into the CBD along Footscray Road will be reversed. 

Footscray Road will be fully closed overnight on Saturday 27 May from 8pm to 7am in both directions and all motor traffic will be diverted to Dynon Road.

More than half of the new elevated road is now complete and bike riders should take care in the changed traffic conditions.