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.
Essendon Station: Long term car park closures
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.
Intersection closure of Buckley and Russell streets
The 475, 476, 477, 483, 501, 503 and 10 buses will temporarily move from Russell Street (Essendon Train Station) to Mount Alexander Road.
Essendon Station underpass closures
We are undertaking upgrades to the central underpass until mid-November, so the way you move through the station will change over the coming weeks. We’ll do this work in stages so that access to the central underpass will always be maintained from one side.
Rose Street, Essendon closures
As part of works associated with the Buckley Street Level Crossing Removal Project, Rose Street in Essendon will be closed .
Buckley Street - Walkthrough event 27 September 2018
The local community participating in the walkthrough event.