Major works kicked off in July 2021 to remove the Fitzgerald Road Level Crossing by building a road bridge over the rail line.
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.
Current works notices
Bus routes 400, 422, 427 – bus stop closure
The bus stops at Fitzgerald Road and Forrest Street will be closed from early May 2021 to mid 2022.
Western Ring Road – shared use path closure
The Western Ring Road shared user path between Kororoit Creek and Whitesides Avenue will be closed from early May 2021 to late 2022.
Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer – road closure
Fitzgerald Road will be closed between Whitesides Avenue and Forrest Street from 9pm Saturday 16 October to 5am Tuesday 19 October.
Publications13 Oct 2021
There are upcoming night works on the Fitzgerald Road level crossing removal project from 9pm Wednesday 10 November to 11pm Monday 15 November.08 Oct 2021
We will work around the clock from 9pm Saturday 16 October to 5am Tuesday 19 October to prepare for the upcoming switch onto the new temporary alignment of Fitzgerald Road