Traffic chaos on the Western Freeway as roadworks cause delays

Traffic is brought to a standstill this afternoon.
Traffic is brought to a standstill this afternoon.

There is chaos on the Western Freeway this afternoon as traffic banks up east of Ballarat.

Police said heavy delays were expected in the Melbourne-bound lanes due to ongoing roadworks around the Pykes Creek bridge.

Motorists have been advised to take a detour through Ballan before taking the Myrniong-Greendale Road back onto the Western Freeway.

For more updates, head to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au