Major construction to remove the level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon is now complete.
The level crossing has been removed by building a road underpass beneath the railway line, and we've included new service roads to maintain local access.
Buckley Street is one of the key arterial roads in Melbourne’s inner north west, connecting Keilor and Avondale Heights in the west with Mt Alexander Road in the east.
Before the level crossing was removed, the boom gates were down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, impacting the 11,000 vehicles that used the road each day.
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.
Russell Street, Essendon - Car park changes
A small section of the Russell Street car park will remain temporarily closed, while 184 car spaces are open for passenger use.
Grice Crescent and Mt Alexander Road intersection closure, Essendon
Grice Crescent will be closed at the intersection with Mt Alexander Road in Essendon from Wednesday 12 June until early October 2019.
Shamrock Street and Mt Alexander Road, Essendon – Intersection closure
Shamrock Street will be closed at the intersection with Mt Alexander Road in Essendon from Monday 1 July to Sunday 28 July.
Publications01 Apr 2019
We’d like to say thank you for your patience and understanding as we farewelled the level crossing at Buckley Street, Essendon.01 Oct 2018
We’ve removed the dangerous and congested level crossing at Buckley Street, Essendon, months ahead of schedule.