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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 were down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, causing congestion, frustration and potential danger for the 11,000 vehicles that used 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

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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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Essendon Station underpass closures

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29 Jun.2018 1530194400 1540904340 Icon/Arrow/down/purple Oct 2018

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Pedestrian

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Affected suburbs

Description

We are undertaking upgrades to the central underpass until the end of October 2018, so the way you move through the station will change over the coming months. We’ll do this work in stages so that access to the central underpass will always be maintained from one side.

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Buckley Street, Essendon – Road closure

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09 Aug.2018 1533736800 1538315940 Icon/Arrow/down/purple 30 Sep.2018

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Road

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Affected suburbs

Description

While works take place on the Buckley Street level crossing removal, Buckley Street will be closed between Mt Alexander Road and Daisy Street from 8:00pm Thursday 9 August to 6:00am Sunday 30 September 2018.

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Current Events

Buckley Street walking tours

08 Sep.2018
22 Sep.2018
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Description

Are you interested in learning more about our work on the Buckley Street level crossing removal project? Register for a walking tour.

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Featured News

The Buckley Street breakthrough

The Buckley Street breakthrough

After 30 days of round-the-clock works and with over 20,000 tonnes of soil excavated, we have finally broken through to the other side of the new Buckley Street underpass.

13/09/2018

The big dig at Buckley

The big dig at Buckley

Just two weeks into the major construction blitz and works on Buckley Street are in full swing.

24/08/2018

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Publications

Buckley Street – Open for business

During the works from 9 August through to 30 September, there will be changes to the way you access shops on Buckley Street near the level crossing.

Buckley Street community update - August 2018

From August through to September we will build the new Buckley Street road underpass, service roads and continue works to upgrade pedestrian underpasses at Essendon Station.

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