Works date revealed at Ferguson Street, Williamstown
03 Dec 2020
Final designs have now been released for the level crossing removal at Ferguson Street, Williamstown, setting the project up for a February start to construction.
Creating 600 full-time jobs at peak construction, the project will see the rail line lowered under the road and a brand new North Williamstown Station.
Carefully configured to fit in with Williamstown’s low-rise streetscapes, the station design features red brick and bluestone along with a new pedestrian crossing. The main western heritage station building will be retained and used for station operations.
Once construction teams are mobilised on site, they'll relocate underground gas and electricity along with a range of other early works.
From mid 2021, work will begin in earnest to excavate a 750-metre trench, removing enough material to fill 20 Olympic swimming pools. Ferguson Street will then be rebuilt over the trench with construction on the new North Williamstown Station to follow.
Williamstown’s local community embraced opportunities to shape the project, returning more than 1,800 surveys through multiple consultation phases.
The Ferguson Street level crossing is used by more than 25,000 vehicles per day and more than 110 trains – the source of significant safety concerns for residents and schools.
See the designs below or visit our virtual information room until Wednesday 23 December.