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.
Cherry Street public art
To enhance the look and feel of the underpass and plaza areas, artwork will be incorporated into the paving. This will be done towards the end of the project as part of the finishing touches.
The artwork will be developed using personal stories and experiences from the Werribee community, resulting in a design which reflects and celebrates the local area.
If you would like to help shape the artwork and share your story, visit our online engagement hub at Engage Victoria.
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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.
Publications16 Apr 2020
On 19 December 2019, the Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act).13 Jan 2020
With community consultation on urban design and open space for Cherry Street now complete, site establishment works will start in January and February to prepare the site for major construction.