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.
For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the project you can:
- email email@example.com
- call us on 1800 105 105, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- text FITZGERALD to 0456 824 111 for SMS construction alerts
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.
Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer – November construction blitz
Works to install 14 large bridge beams into place.
Publications25 Jan 2022
Works are well underway on the new bridge and road alignment.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.