The rail line will be raised over the roads on the Mernda line, delivering new open space and better local connections for the community.
The project will also deliver two new stations at Preston and Bell. The four level crossings will be removed simultaneously to minimise disruption to the community.
Around 82,000 vehicles pass through these level crossings on the Mernda line each day, with the boom gates down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak.
These level crossings will be removed by the end of 2022 and the open space ready for locals to enjoy in 2023.
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.
Preston – various lane closures
There will be some lane closures in the Preston area from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April.
Publications10 Mar 2020
The Preston Open Space Advisory Panel has been established as a key avenue for community involvement during planning for the development of the open spaces as part of a wider engagement program.27 Feb 2020
This report details key themes raised in community feedback about the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.
Bell Street, Preston
Preston Open Space community drop-in sessions
Based on current health advice our upcoming Preston Open Space community info sessions have been cancelled. There are a number of ways you can still engage with us. Find out more here.