The Reservoir level crossing is being removed by building a rail bridge over High Street and constructing a new Reservoir Station.
By elevating the rail line over High Street, we will create new direct connections between Edwardes Street and Broadway.
As part of the project, we’re building a new public plaza and improving shared use paths for pedestrians and cyclists.
A total of 36,000 vehicles travel through this crossing each day. The boom gates at High Street are down for 24 minutes during the two-hour morning peak.
Major construction has started, with project completion expected in 2020.
Reservoir Station – Long term car park closures
To accommodate temporary station buildings, site facilities and construction equipment for the Reservoir Level Crossing Removal Project, all rail passenger car parks at Reservoir Station will close from 15 January 2019 until early 2020.
Macartney Street Reservoir – Northbound closure
Macartney Street, Reservoir will be closed in the northbound direction between Cheddar Road and Sutton Street from January 2019 until early 2020.
Reservoir bus interchange closure
The bus interchange located in the Reservoir Station precinct will close from 27 January 2019 until early 2020.
Regent Station, Reservoir - Pedestrian detours
While car park extensions are underway at Regent Station there will be no pedestrian access between Powell Street and the existing car park. Pedestrian access is available from Powell Street to Regent Station via Price Street. These detours will be in place until 30 April 2019.
Kenilworth Street and Leamington Street, Reservoir - Permanent access change
From 10 April 2019 there will be no right turn into Kenilworth and Leamington streets from High Street. There will also be no right turn out of Kenilworth and Leamington streets onto High Street This is a permanent change to improve safety for vehicles in the area.
High Street, Reservoir – Lane closures
To allow foundation works to progress safely for the Reservoir level crossing removal, we’ll need to close the southbound left-turn lanes on High Street, at the level crossing.
Reservoir Station – temporary changes
From Wednesday 10 April 2019, there are changes to how you will use Reservoir Station while we remove the High Street, Reservoir level crossing.
Construction on your new Reservoir Station precinct is underway. Removing the Reservoir level crossing will ease congestion and make travelling in the area safer.24-01-2019
Since October 2018, we have been working hard to prepare for major construction to remove the Reservoir level crossing and build a brand new Reservoir Station.
High Street, Reservoir
Reservoir community drop-in sessions
The Reservoir level crossing removal team will be hosting weekly community drop-in sessions at Reservoir Library with Darebin City Council.
Reservoir Easter egg hunt
We’ve teamed up with Darebin City Council and the Reservoir Traders Association to create an egg-citing Easter egg hunt for kids of all ages at the Reservoir Shopping Precinct.