See the options for Ferguson Street, Williamstown
10 Mar 2020
The Williamstown community will get to see how different options to remove the Ferguson Street level crossing will look as planning continues for the project.
Information and artist impressions for four options have been provided, as our engineering experts assess the best design to remove this level crossing.
Following a preliminary design assessment, two of these designs – lowering the rail line under the road, or raising the rail line over the road – remain under active consideration.
The remaining two road-based options are no longer under consideration, due to property acquisition and the impacts to connections for pedestrians, cyclists and road users.
The first phase of consultation took place late last year, which saw more than 260 online feedback forms submitted, more than 200 people consulted face-to-face through workshops and information pop-ups, and thousands more engaged through online updates, mailbox drops and trader doorknocks.
This initial feedback provided the project team with information about how people travel through the area and what they value most, with key feedback themes of more efficient and safer pedestrian/cycling connections, protecting local heritage and simplifying local road connections.
Feedback from the first two phases of community engagement will continue to inform the design process as the project team considers the best way to remove the level crossing, which will be gone for good in 2022.