Post-Christmas closures on West Gate Bridge

Important maintenance work on Melbourne's iconic West Gate Bridge will start on Boxing Day with disruptions to continue until New Year's Eve.

Three of five inbound lanes will be closed from 7pm on Thursday 26 December until 4pm Tuesday 31 December, with four inbound lanes closed each night after 9pm.

During this time, crews will work day and night to apply a new waterproofing layer and refresh the asphalt surface on the inbound lanes.

This vital work will boost reliability for the more than 205,000 people who drive over the bridge every day.

The West Gate Bridge maintenance is part of more than $870 million invested in road maintenance over the next two years and is part of a record amount of work being carried out on Victoria’s Big Build over the summer months.

With delays of up to an hour expected for citybound traffic using the bridge, drivers are advised to plan ahead and consider alternatives.