23 January 2017
Removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing on Camp Road in Campbellfield is set to start later this year. It is one of Melbourne's worst, with three accidents and fifteen near misses in the last decade alone.
Rail-under-road has been chosen as the preferred solution for the project. A number of other options were investigated but ruled out as they would have required major re-routing of Camp Road, significant realignment of Sydney Road or major alterations to the Western Ring Road.
Removing the crossing will reduce congestion, improve safety and create hundreds of jobs in Campbellfield, which will have flow-on benefits for local businesses.
The level crossing will be the first to go as part of the North Western package, which will also remove crossings at Buckley Street in Essendon, Glenroy Road in Glenroy, Bell Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick. Construction is set to start in late 2017 with completion anticipated in 2019.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority will hold community drop-in sessions in February, where people can see more concept designs, ask questions, and give feedback.