The level crossing at Cherry Street, Werribee will be removed by building a road bridge over the rail line, creating a new direct connection between Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway, adjacent to the Wyndham City Council offices.
Construction will begin in early 2020, improving safety and reducing congestion for the busy Watton Street shopping precinct and local Werribee community.
The Cherry Street level crossing will be the first in the area to begin construction, with the level crossings at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Street in Werribee to follow soon after. All three will be removed in 2022.
As part of the Cherry Street project, we’ll build a new underpass and plaza to provide a safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists to move around and open space for the community to enjoy.
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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.
Bus route 153 – stop closures
The route 153 bus stop (to Werribee Station) on Wattle Avenue/Princes Highway will be closed from Tuesday 6 October 2020 to early February 2021. The stop at Princes Highway/Wattle Avenue (to Williams Landing) is also closed from Monday 9 November 2020 to Saturday 6 March 2021.
Princes Highway/Wattle Avenue, Werribee – intersection closure and access changes
Changes to vehicle movements at the intersection of Wattle Avenue and Princes Highway, Werribee will be in place from Wednesday 16 December to late February 2021.
Railway Avenue, Werribee – full and partial road closures
Railway Avenue, Werribee will be fully closed to traffic, pedestrians and cyclists between Tarneit Road and Glen Street from Monday 4 January to early February, with partial closures until late February/early March.
Werribee Street, Werribee – lane and road closures
There will intermittent lane closures on Werribee Street near the level crossing between 7am and 7pm on Saturday 23 January and Sunday 24 January. Werribee Street will be closed overnight between Princes Highway and Cottrell Street between 7pm and 7am each night from Saturday 23 January to Monday 25 January.
Werribee line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Werribee line between Newport and Werribee stations from 8.30pm to last service on Sunday 24 January.
Publications13 Jan 2021
The Cherry Street level crossing sits in the middle of an important network of busy commuter routes, local roads and the Watton Street shopping precinct.15 Dec 2020
Stakeholder Liaison Group meeting executive summaries for the Cherry and Werribee Street projects.