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Level crossing removed

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.

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.

On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

Current disruptions

21 Jan 2019 to 1547989200 1564667940 Aug 2019

Russell Street, Essendon - Car park changes

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CRAIGIEBURN LINE

A small section of the Russell Street car park will remain temporarily closed, while 184 car spaces are open for passenger use.

12 Jun 2019 to 1560261600 1570712340 Oct 2019

Grice Crescent and Mt Alexander Road intersection closure, Essendon

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CRAIGIEBURN LINE

Grice Crescent will be closed at the intersection with Mt Alexander Road in Essendon from Wednesday 12 June until early October 2019.

01 Jul 2019 to 1561903200 1564322340 28 Jul 2019

Shamrock Street and Mt Alexander Road, Essendon – Intersection closure

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CRAIGIEBURN LINE

Shamrock Street will be closed at the intersection with Mt Alexander Road in Essendon from Monday 1 July to Sunday 28 July.

News

All the latest on Buckley

All the latest on Buckley

30 Oct 2018
Buckley Street is now open

Buckley Street is now open

28 Sep 2018

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Publications

Buckley Street community update – April 2019

01 Apr 2019

We’d like to say thank you for your patience and understanding as we farewelled the level crossing at Buckley Street, Essendon.

Buckley Street community update – October 2018

01 Oct 2018

We’ve removed the dangerous and congested level crossing at Buckley Street, Essendon, months ahead of schedule.

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Buckley Street, Essendon

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