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Aviation Road, Laverton community update - October 2019

09 Oct 2019

Aviation Bridge open for traffic

Cars crossing over the new Aviation road bridge

September was a huge month for the project. Aviation Bridge is now open for traffic and the level crossing is gone for good! Thank you for everyone’s patience over the past few months as the project team worked hard to get the bridge ready.

Now the team will start to put the finishing touches on the project, including resurfacing the Aviation Road roundabout, landscaping and installing lighting on the bridge.

Works in October will generally take place from Monday to Saturday 7:00am to 7:00pm and Sundays 7:00am to 5:00pm in and around the rail line between Laverton and Aircraft stations. At times we will need to work overnight.

The Laverton community came out in droves on 8 September to see the progress made at Aviation Road. Young and old had the opportunity to walk on the new road bridge for the first time, as well as enjoy tasty treats and fun family activities. Feedback about the project was very positive, particularly as to what a difference it will make to moving around the area.

“My boys loved to look at all the machinery. Removing the level crossing is making the area safer and trains quicker.”

“Great to see the level crossing removed. Even to get out of the driveway it’s sometimes hard at peak time. It should be a lot better soon.”

“I’m really excited for it to open and I think a lot of people are.”

Thanks to everyone who came along to the event!

What’s coming up

  • Road works including kerbing, asphalting and line marking near the entrance to the RAAF base
  • Drainage works at Aircraft Station
  • Drainage works at the gas pipeline that runs through Aircraft Station
  • Lighting installation on the bridge.

Community enjoying family fun activities

After-hours works

  • Monday 7 October to Thursday 10 October to resurface sections of the road at the Aviation Round roundabout. For more information about road closures, please see below.
  • Friday 11 October to Sunday 13 October to remove elements of the level crossing
  • Tuesday 15 October to Friday 15 November to allow for drainage works at Aircraft Station – more information will be provided in the lead up to these works If any further out-of-hours works are required, we will provide additional information to any residents and businesses that may be affected.

Rail disruptions

From 8:15pm Friday 11 October until the last train Sunday 13 October, buses replace trains between Newport and Werribee to safely work on the level crossing site. For journey planning and service information, call 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au.

Locals at the Aviation Road community event

Traffic and car park changes

You’ll also notice:

  • In late October, there will be traffic disruptions along Aviation Road as work crews remove light poles on the footpath. Short delays are expected.
  • In mid-October, as part of drainage works at Aircraft Station, up to 14 car spaces in the station car park will be closed overnight and there will be temporary changes to entry.
  • From Tuesday 15 October to Friday 15 November, eight car spaces in the gravel section of the station car park will be closed for re-coating works.

There will also be minor traffic changes in place. There may be some traffic delays in the area during these works, so allow extra time for your journey.

Access to local homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. Take care when driving through the construction zone and obey any signage and directions from staff.

Overnight road closures

The roundabout and road bridge at Aviation Road will be closed from 9:00pm to 5:00am on Monday 7 October to Thursday 10 October. Works include resurfacing the road and will be undertaken at night to minimise disruptions to daytime commuters. Sections of Triholm Avenue, Aviation Road (including the new road bridge), and Railway Avenue will be closed.

Detour signage will be in place to assist motorists. Please allow up to 15 minutes additional journey time when travelling through the area.

Please see map below for road closure information.

Aviation Road night works map

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