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
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.
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.
Publications23 Jul 2021
The level crossing at Fitzgerald Road in Ardeer is set for removal by 2023. As you’re near the level crossing, it’s important that you’re well informed about what’s happening during construction.01 Jul 2021
The following maps outline the construction sequencing for the Fitzgerald Road Level Crossing Removal Project and associated access arrangements for the Croatian Catholic Centre Sunshine (CCCS).