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PLANNING CONSTRUCTION BOOM GATES GONE COMPLETION
Status/crossing/5 col PLANNING CONSTRUCTION BOOM GATES GONE COMPLETION

Major construction has begun to get rid of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon.

The level crossing will be removed by building a road underpass beneath the railway line, including new service roads to maintain local access.

Buckley Street is one of the key arterials in Melbourne’s inner north-west, connecting Keilor and Avondale Heights in the west with Mount Alexander Road in the east.

The boom gates are down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, causing congestion, frustration and potential danger for the 11,000 vehicles that use it each day.

The benefits of the road underpass are that it:

  • puts safety first
  • preserves the heritage listed train station
  • improves traffic flow and travel times
  • requires no private property acquisition
  • minimises disruption
  • creates better connections and creates more open space.

Current Disruptions

Essendon Station: Long term car park closures

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Road

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Affected suburbs

Description

As part of works associated with the Buckley Street Level Crossing Removal Project, there will be closures of the Sherbourne Street and Essendon Street car parks at Essendon Station.

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Ongoing intersection closures along Buckley Street, Essendon

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Feb 2018 1519563600 1543409940 Icon/Arrow/down/purple Nov 2018

Category

Road; Pedestrian; Bus

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Affected suburbs

Description

Intersection closures are in place along Buckley Street from now until the end of the project. Traffic management will be in place throughout these works, and for your safety please observe all signage and instructions in place.

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Essendon Station underpass closure

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29 Jun.2018 1530194400 1535723940 Icon/Arrow/down/purple 31 Aug.2018

Category

Pedestrian; Train; Bus

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Affected suburbs

Description

From Friday 29 June the central underpass at Essendon Station will be closed at the Russell Street entrance. To access the station and Rose Street, please use the northern underpass or the pedestrian crossing over the level crossings.

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Featured News

Major construction to remove Buckley Street level crossing

Major construction to remove Buckley Street level crossing

Major construction work has started to remove one of Victoria’s most dangerous level crossings at Buckley Street in Essendon.

05/06/2018

Buckley Street crossing removal begins

Buckley Street crossing removal begins

Work has begun to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing on Buckley Street in Essendon.

24/01/2018

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Publications

Buckley Street Community Update – June 2018

We’re beginning major work to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Buckley Street, Essendon, creating better traffic flow and a safer community.

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