Level Crossing Removal Project
The Victorian State Government will remove 50 dangerous and congested level crossings around Melbourne over the next eight years.
Three of the selected level crossings are located within Hobsons Bay:
- Ferguson Street, Williamstown North
- Aviation Road, Laverton
- Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North
Each of the removals will be overseen by the government appointed Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA).
For further information on the Level Crossing Removal Authority, visit www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au
Aviation Road level crossing removal
A busy weekend coming up at Aviation
Works at the new Aviation Road Bridge in Laverton continue with buses replacing trains on the Werribee Line between Newport and Werribee Stations from 8.30pm Saturday 22 June to the last service on Saturday 23 June 2019. Passengers should allow up to 40 minutes additional travel time.
This temporary shutdown is needed to safely install barriers on the new bridge. Other activities over the weekend will see crews continue works on the ramps and drainage works along Maher Road.
Single File on Maher Road
There are changed traffic conditions on Maher Raod, with one lane closed to allow for drainage works on the new bridge. Vehicles can still travel in both directions. These changes will be in place until the the end of June 2019.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority thanks you for your patience while the works to remove the level crossing are underway. They are scheduled for completion in early 2020.
Haven't seen the project design yet? Check this out.
Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North, Level crossing removal
The Kororoit Creek/Racecourse Road Altona level crossing has been removed almost a week ahead of schedule. Normal train services have resumed to the Altona Loop between Newport and Laverton.
View more information on the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal.
The Aviation Road Laverton level crossing removal project has reached final concept stage with several community engagement opportunities providing input to the concept plan. The concept recommends road over rail as the preferred option which is a modification to the existing road network. The current project timelines indicate commencement by the end of 2018 and completion in 2020.
Council has advocated for an integrated outcome for the crossing removal that considers the Aviation Road Shopping Centre, residential areas north and south of the railway line, future development on the RAAF land, the potential Point Cook Road/Princes Freeway interchange upgrade and the anticipated increasing use of Aircraft train station. Click here for more information on the Aviation Road Level Crossing Program.
The Ferguson Street, Williamstown Level Crossing Removal project has not formally commenced with the Level Crossing Removal Authority currently focusing on the Aviation Road project.
Council established two Level Crossing Community Interest Groups (CIG); one each for the Ferguson Street and Aviation Road sites. These groups have been meeting since late 2017 and have contributed to the site specific project development and input including specific advocacy activities undertaken by Council. Click here for more information on the Ferguson Street Williamstown Level Crossing Project.
Council acknowledges that these large-scale infrastructure projects will have lasting impacts on surrounding communities and landscapes.
Throughout the process of the grade separation, Council will work to represent the views and opinions of the community.
In March 2016 Hobsons Bay City Council adopted a set of guiding principles for grade separation projects in Hobsons Bay to present to the state government. The purpose of these principles is to ensure that local amenity is protected and the best possible outcomes are achieved. You can view the Hobsons Bay Grade Separation Principles(PDF, 3MB) here or collect a copy from the Altona Civic Centre, Williamstown Library, Laverton Community Hub or Altona North Library.
Alternatively you can request a copy by emailing email@example.com or calling 9932 1131.
If you have any questions about Council’s adopted grade separation principles please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.