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.
Minor works, including landscaping, will continue until early 2019.
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.
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.
Essendon Station ramp closure
Due to works as part of the Buckley Street Level Crossing Removal Project, the ramp to the central underpass on Russell Street will be closed from 7:00am Wednesday 23 January to 5:00pm Friday 25 January.
Buckley Street - Walkthrough event 27 September 2018
The local community participating in the walkthrough event.
With Buckley Street closed during August and September, the project team was able to work around the clock to achieve some massive milestones
These changes to local roads are the result of more than 12 months of community engagement