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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

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Level crossing removed

Major works kicked off in July 2021 to remove the Fitzgerald Road Level Crossing by building a road bridge over the rail line.

The Fitzgerald Road crossing will be removed along with Robinsons Road and Mt Derrimut Road on the Geelong and Ballarat lines to ease congestion across the network.

The boom gates in Deer Park and Ardeer can be down for up to 45 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 37 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Geelong and Ballarat lines, meaning more boom gate downtime.

The project has been fast tracked for completion by 2023.

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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.


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Current works notices

Works notice – Fitzgerald Road new road alignment works

Works notice – Returning to work on Fitzgerald Road Level Crossing Removal Project


Current disruptions

May 2021 1619964000 1672491540 to Dec 2022

Western Ring Road – shared use path closure

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GEELONG-BALLARAT

The Western Ring Road shared user path between Kororoit Creek and Whitesides Avenue will be closed from early May 2021 to late 2022.

May 2021 1619964000 1654091940 to Jun 2022

Bus routes 400, 422, 427 – bus stop closure

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GEELONG-BALLARAT

The bus stops at Fitzgerald Road and Forrest Street will be closed from early May 2021 to mid 2022.

News

Bridge beams in place at Fitzgerald Road

Bridge beams in place at Fitzgerald Road

17 Nov 2021
Construction blitz wraps up at Fitzgerald and Robinsons Road

Construction blitz wraps up at Fitzgerald and Robinsons Road

29 Jul 2021

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Publications

Works notice – Fitzgerald Road new road alignment works

25 Jan 2022

Works are well underway on the new bridge and road alignment.

Works notice – Returning to work on Fitzgerald Road Level Crossing Removal Project

22 Dec 2021

The level crossing removal at Fitzgerald Road in Ardeer has progressed and we are ramping up construction activities to open the new road overpass by 2023.

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Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer

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