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

Works will begin in 2018 to get rid of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon.

The level crossing will be removed by the building of 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; Train; Bus

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Affected suburbs

Description

As part of works associated with the Buckley Street Level Crossing Removal Project, the following car park closures are planned at Essendon Station: Sherbourne Street station car park and the Russell Street station car park.

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Ongoing intersection closures along Buckley Street, Essendon

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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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Buckley Street, Essendon – Temporary road closure

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Road; Pedestrian

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Affected suburbs

Description

As part of major construction works to remove the Buckley Street level crossing, Buckley Street will be temporarily closed between Mt Alexander Road and Violet Street from 5:00am Saturday 19 May until 6:00am Monday 21 May 2018.

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Buckley Street, Essendon – Temporary road closure

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Road; Pedestrian

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Affected suburbs

Description

As part of major construction works to remove the Buckley Street level crossing, Buckley Street will be temporarily closed between Mt Alexander Road and Violet Street from 12:01am Sunday 3 June until 6:00am Monday 4 June 2018.

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Featured News

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

Preparations begin for Buckley boom gate removal

Preparations begin for Buckley boom gate removal

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

22/12/2017

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Publications

North Western Program Alliance - Community relations charter

The North Western Program Alliance is committed to engaging the community by building understanding, trust and confidence in our program solutions and the delivery process.

Buckley Street Factsheet: Walking around Essendon

There will be new footpaths on Rose Street and Russell Street so pedestrians can safely walk to and from the station precinct and across Buckley Street without having to cross the road.

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