The Ferguson Street level crossing is being removed by lowering the rail line under the road, making way for a new North Williamstown Station and an upgraded precinct for the community to enjoy.
Construction will start in early 2021 and this dangerous and congested level crossing will be gone for good in 2022.
In October 2020, the designs for the new North Williamstown Station were released.
The Ferguson Street level crossing is used by about 25,000 vehicles daily, with more than 110 trains passing through, delaying traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.
The crossing also has a poor safety record, with two fatalities, one collision with a cyclist and at least five near misses.
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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.
Ferguson Street, Williamstown – lane closures
There will be lane closures on Ferguson Street, Williamstown between Victoria Street and Railway Place, from Monday 7 December to Friday 11 December between 7pm and 7am each night.
Publications19 Jun 2020
Questions and answers about the level crossing removal at Ferguson Street, Williamstown.11 Oct 2020
This brochure outlines the factors we considered when designing the station precinct, key site constraints affecting the project, and some of the designs that were ruled out.
Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Ferguson Street community drop-in sessions – cancelled
Based on current health advice our upcoming Ferguson Street community info sessions have been cancelled. There are a number of ways you can still engage with us. Find out more here.