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.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
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.
High Street, Reservoir – Lane closures
To allow foundation works to progress safely for the Reservoir level crossing removal, we’ll need to close all 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.
High Street, Reservoir – Pedestrian crossing detours
At times, we will need to close the pedestrian crossings at the rail line at High Street, Reservoir until December 2019. The closures alternate between the northern and southern crossings at Reservoir Station.
High Street, Reservoir – level crossing closed
The High Street intersection will be closed at the level crossing from 9:00pm Monday 19 August until late December 2019.
Publications25 Jul 2019
To allow key works to take place, including the installation of the new elevated platform at Reservoir Station, there are changes to the way you travel in the area.25 Jul 2019
Questions and answers about the Reservoir Level Crossing Removal Project
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.
Come watch the works at Reservoir
With a lot happening on the Reservoir level crossing removal over the coming months, the team will be out hosting pop-up viewing areas where you can meet the team, watch the progress and ask questions.