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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

Works notice – Bell Street closure

25 Jan 2022

Work is now underway to remove four dangerous and congested level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road, and build new stations at Bell and Preston. The level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the roads, improving safety and accessibility, and delivering new community open spaces.

Bell Street overnight closures

Bell Street will be closed at the level crossing from Thursday 3 February to Saturday 5 February, between 7pm to 6am, while we continue works on the new rail bridge including installing new screens.

There will be times when we will close either the pedestrian crossing at Bell Station or Donovan Street. One pedestrian crossing will be open at all times, and a short detour will be in place to help pedestrians safely travel through the area.

Local road closures

The Bell Street and Donovan Street intersection will be closed while these works take place, with a vehicle detour via Emery Street and Mary Street.

The Blanch Street and Bell Street intersection will also be closed, with a vehicle detour via Isaacs Street and Peter Street.

Bell Station night deliveries

24/7 works to build Bell Station footings will continue until early February.

Major construction has also started to build the new Bell Station.

During various nights throughout February, we will be delivering steel to the station precinct via Bell Street and Garnet Street.

Construction activities are dependent on a range of factors including weather conditions. Every effort will be made to complete these works on schedule, however please note that dates are subject to change.

We will directly contact residents who may be impacted by the works.

What to expect

  • Bell Street closure from 7pm to 6am, Thursday 3 February to Saturday 5 February
  • Steel deliveries to Bell Station from 7pm to 6am various nights throughout February
  • Some noise from machinery and tools
  • Deliveries via Bell Street and Garnet Street
  • Increased activity on site
  • Temporary lighting towers and generators in place for night works
  • Directional lighting plans in place

Health and safety

Works on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project are being carried out with COVIDSafe Plans in place to help protect workers and the community.

For more information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Coronavirus website.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the project, call us on 1800 105 105 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sign up for regular project updates. You can also register for SMS updates by texting PRESTON to 0428 581 917.

Every effort will be made to complete these works on scheduled however dates are subject to change.

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