The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) was established in 2015 by the Victorian Government to oversee the largest rail infrastructure project in the state's history.
LXRA is an administrative office established in relation to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.
Level Crossing Removal Project
Central to the project is the elimination of 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2022, in addition to upgrading or constructing more than 20 train stations; laying many kilometres of new track; and making associated rail improvements.
Over the past three years: 29 level crossings have been removed; 18 train stations have been built; and construction on three more level crossings has commenced.
Each level crossing goes through four key stages; planning, construction, removing the boom gates, and completing the project works. Please find all level crossings and their status below.
- Blackburn Road, Blackburn – completed 2017
- Burke Road, Glen Iris – completed 2016
- Camp Road, Campbellfield – completed 2018
- Centre Road, Bentleigh – completed 2016
- Furlong Road, St Albans – completed 2017
- Heatherdale Road, Mitcham – completed 2017
- Main Road, St Albans – completed 2017
- McKinnon Road, McKinnon – completed 2016
- Mountain Highway, Bayswater – completed 2017
- North Road, Ormond – completed 2016
- Scoresby Road, Bayswater – completed 2017
- Seaford Road, Seaford – completed 2018
Boom gates removed
- Abbotts Road, Dandenong – removed 2018
- Buckley Street, Essendon – removed 2018
- Centre Road, Clayton – removed 2018
- Chandler Road, Noble Park – removed 2018
- Clayton Road, Clayton – removed 2018
- Corrigan Road, Noble Park – removed 2018
- Grange Road, Alphington – removed 2018
- Grange Road, Carnegie – removed 2018
- Heatherton Road, Noble Park – removed 2018
- Koornang Road, Carnegie – removed 2018
- Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North - removed 2018
- Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna – removed 2018
- Melton Highway, Sydenham – removed 2018
- Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena – removed 2018
- Poath Road, Hughesdale – removed 2018
- Skye/Overton Road, Frankston – removed 2018
- Thompsons Road, Lyndhurst – removed 2018
- Aviation Road, Laverton
- Balcombe Road, Mentone
- Bell Street, Coburg
- Bell Street, Preston
- Bondi Road, Bonbeach
- Charman and Park roads, Cheltenham
- Cherry Street, Werribee
- Clyde Road, Berwick
- Edithvale Road, Edithvale
- Ferguson Street, Williamstown
- Glenroy Road, Glenroy
- Hallam Road, Hallam
- Manchester Road, Mooroolbark
- Maroondah Highway, Lilydale
- Moreland Road, Brunswick
- South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong
- Toorak Road, Kooyong
- Werribee Street, Werribee
Benefits of removing level crossings
- Deliver significant safety improvements for drivers and pedestrians
- Improve travel around Melbourne – whether you're a train user, pedestrian, cyclist or driver
- Get people home safer and faster
- Make our roads more reliable, enabling people to better predict their travel times
- Stimulate economic growth by creating thousands of jobs during construction
- Revitalise local communities, with many areas benefiting from station rebuilds
Caulfield to Dandenong Open Space
The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project has created 11 MCGs’ worth of open space by the removing nine level crossings. This is one of the biggest releases of urban parkland Melbourne has ever seen.
Works on public open space beneath the elevated rail structure are nearing completion, with new urban parklands expected to officially open by the end of 2018.
Mernda Rail Extension Project
With passenger services commencing in August, the Mernda Rail Extension is connecting Melbourne’s north to work, study and entertainment.
Melbourne’s north is one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas. To meet the need for more local transport services, eight kilometres of rail line has been built from South Morang Station to the future Mernda Town Centre.
Three new stations are expected to cater for up to 8000 commuters a day, helping to ease congestion along Plenty Road. A new shared walking and cycling path will connect the stations and provide alternative transport options.
Keeping communities informed about construction and consulted on potential local impacts is vital for the delivery of the Level Crossing Removal Project.
There are many opportunities to be informed and involved, including newsletters, advertising, signage, community information sessions and forums and social media. View the progress of each level crossing to be removed.
View opportunities for community involvement by visiting Your Level Crossing.
Stakeholder Liaison Groups
Stakeholder Liaison Groups comprising local businesses, community groups and residents are being established for level crossing removal projects in construction. The groups meet regularly with project teams to provide local community and business feedback, and have an important role to share information within communities.
With so many level crossing removals over eight years, we know there will be short-term construction impacts and inconveniences.
These will include occupations of rail lines and road closures as we go about this important work. We are considering the best way to deliver the 50 removals – at the same time as making sure Melbourne keeps moving – in a strategic plan currently being developed. Other construction impacts, including noise and dust, are also anticipated.
We will provide as much information as possible to locals and commuters about construction impacts, including detours, bus replacements, alternative parking, traffic management and local impacts.
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