Construction has now started to remove the level crossing at Aviation Road in Laverton.
The crossing will be removed by moving the road onto a new bridge over the railway lines.
A bridge over the Werribee line was found to be the best design for this site following community consultation, planning and engineering advice.
The road bridge, a new walking and cycling path along Maher Road and improvements to the forecourt area will be delivered in the first stage of the project.
The important pedestrian underpass to connect commuters to the nearby Aircraft Station will be completed in the second stage, which will align with level crossing removal works at Werribee and Cherry streets in Werribee. This will reduce the number of rail shutdowns needed on the Werribee line.
The level crossing will be removed by early 2020.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Aviation Road Laverton – Lane closures on Maher Road
Maher Road traffic will be reduced to one lane between 7:00am and 5:00pm from Monday 12 August until Saturday 28 September.
Aviation Road, Laverton – traffic transitioning onto road bridge
From mid September to late September 2019, one lane of traffic will be diverted onto the new Aviation bridge while we complete works at the Aviation Road roundabout and complete remaining works on the bridge.
Aircraft Station – Pedestrian crossing closed
The Aviation Road pedestrian crossing will temporarily close between 7:30am and 5:00pm each day from Monday 30 September to Saturday 5 October, and from Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October.
Publications05 Sep 2019
We’re in the final stages of work needed before the first vehicles can drive on the new road bridge across the rail line.06 Aug 2019
In July, the project team finished the walls that form the sides of the road bridge on the south and north sides of the project.