Community consultation increases connectivity
02 Sep 2019
The level crossing removal team has received feedback from residents and commuters on the preferred and other feasible designs to remove the level crossings at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing and Cherry Street and Werribee Street in Werribee.
The project has listened to the community and made changes to the designs that will make the area safer, easier to get around and in keeping with the look and feel of the local area.
We heard from the community that they would prefer signalised intersections to roundabouts, so at Old Geelong Road, the roundabout at the Princes Freeway off-ramp will be changed to a signalised intersection.
At Cherry Street, the existing roundabout linking Tarneit Road to a new road bridge will be changed to a signalised intersection and a footpath will be included on the road bridge.
A shared user path along the railway line will connect Princes Highway at the Tarneit Road intersection back to the pedestrian underpass at Cherry Street, increasing connectivity in the area.
There is also an opportunity to improve landscaping next to the existing level crossing and new pedestrian underpass at Cherry Street.
We are still developing the designs for Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street and incorporating the community’s feedback as we progress towards a finalised design.
Further community information sessions will be held later this year. For more information on the Hoppers Crossing and Werribee level crossing removals, visit the Old Geelong Road, Cherry Street and Werribee Street project pages.