The level crossing at Aviation Road, Laverton was removed in September 2019.
The crossing was removed by moving the road onto a new bridge over the railway line, connecting Maher Road to Aviation Road and Triholm Avenue.
The road bridge features a pedestrian walkway and dedicated bike lanes, and a new road connection that maintains access to the nearby Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base.
The second phase of the project began in early 2021 and involves the construction of the pedestrian and cyclist underpass, upgraded station forecourts, landscaping works and 100 new and upgraded car parks at Aircraft Station as part of the Car Parks for Commuters Program. This second phase is well underway and the new underpass will be complete by the end of 2021.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Aircraft Station – changes to station access and nearby pedestrian crossings
There will be changes to pedestrian access around Aircraft Station and Aviation Road in Laverton until late 2021.
Railway Avenue, Ailsa Street and Sir Richard Williams Avenue – changed traffic conditions
Ongoing speed restrictions and traffic management will be in place on Sir Richard Williams, Triholm and Railway avenues, and Aviation and Maher roads throughout September.
Aircraft Station – partial car park closure
Aircraft Station car park is partially closed from 1 September until late December,
Aviation Road, Laverton – Aircraft Station underpass progess, August 2021
Progress works on the Aircraft Station underpass in August 2021
Publications31 Aug 2021
This letter provides an overview of upcoming construction activities and changes to the way you’ll travel around the area in September 2021.20 Aug 2021
On 10 January 2019, the Minister for Planning designated the Project Area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act).