The level crossing at Cherry Street, Werribee was removed in March 2021 by building a road bridge over the rail line, connecting Tarneit Road and Princes Highway.
As part of the project the intersections at Wattle Avenue and Princes Highway, and Tarneit Road and Railway Avenue were upgraded and signalised.
Removing the level crossing has improved safety and provided more consistent travel times.
A well-lit pedestrian and cyclist underpass near the old Cherry Street level crossing site also opened in March 2021, safely connecting pedestrians and cyclists to homes and local shops on both sides of the rail line.
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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Bus route 180 – stop closure
The Route 180 bus stop (to Werribee Station) at Tarneit Road/Glenluss Street is closed from Tuesday 16 June 2020 to June 2021.
Cherry Street, Werribee – footpath closure
A section of the eastern footpath on Cherry Street, Werribee will be closed from Monday 7 September to mid 2021. From October, pedestrians will also be detoured via Tarneit Road from Railway Avenue until mid 2021.
Tower Road, Werribee – permanent access change
Tower Road, Werribee will permanently become left in, left out from Princes Highway from Tuesday 23 February.
Kelly Street, Werribee – car parking changes
On-street parking will be removed permanently from the eastern side of Kelly Street from Monday 12 April.
Werribee line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Werribee line between Laverton and Werribee stations from 8.30pm Wednesday 9 June to the last service Sunday 20 June. Please note buses replace trains on other sections of the Werribee line during this time.
Cherry Street 46th level crossing gone – March 2021
Photography of the new road bridge connecting Tarneit Road and Princes Highway in Werribee.
Publications20 May 2021
Stakeholder Liaison Group meeting executive summaries for the Cherry and Werribee Street projects.26 Apr 2021
Throughout May, we’ll continue works at the Railway Avenue and Market Road intersection, the new car park for commuters and at the pedestrian and cyclist underpass.