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Werribee Street to go early as works heat up on the Werribee line

27 Nov 2020

The Werribee Street level crossing will be gone for good months ahead of schedule, with traffic set to flow freely and freight trains travelling over the new rail bridge by the end of summer.

Recently, 60 locally cast bridge beams were installed in less than a month to form the main structure of the new rail bridge.

Crews are now working round the clock to connect old and new track and update signalling as we prepare for trains to run on the new rail bridge.

The strong progress on this project means the crossing will be removed well ahead of our original 2022 target.

Removing the Werribee Street level crossing will improve travel and safety for the 20,000 vehicles that travel through daily.

Once the rail bridge is in operation and the level crossing is gone, we’ll get on with creating new open space beneath the rail bridge for the Werribee community to enjoy.

Werribee line works over summer

Works are heating up on the Werribee line this summer with buses replacing trains between Laverton and Werribee from 8.30pm Sunday 29 November to the last service Sunday 6 December.

While trains aren’t running, crews will work within the rail corridor at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing, Aviation Road in Laverton and in Werribee at Cherry Street and Werribee Street.

At Old Geelong Road, crews will work at night in the rail corridor to investigate and locate underground services, as well as continue foundation works for the new pedestrian and cycling overpass at Hoppers Crossing Station.

In Laverton, crews will undertake investigative works near Aircraft Station while trains aren’t running. Works will also take place along Maher Road, Railway Avenue and near Aircraft Station as we prepare for the second stage of the Aviation Road Level Crossing Removal Project .

Over at Cherry Street, crews will test signals and install safety features on the new pedestrian and cycling underpass and on the new road bridge.

Further west at Werribee Street, crews will continue to install track on the new rail bridge, and upgrade power and signals for the new rail bridge.

To conduct these works safely, there will be some changes to the way you travel around Werribee and Hoppers Crossing from Sunday 29 November to Sunday 6 December.

Find out more about the works in each area by visiting its project page:

Elevated rail bridge at Werribee Street at night.

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