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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston are being removed.

The rail line will be raised over the roads on the Mernda line, delivering new open space underneath the two-kilometre rail bridge.

A shared walking and cycling path from Oakover Road through to Murray Road will connect locals to the new stations and open spaces.

The project will also deliver new stations at Preston and Bell.

The four level crossings will be removed simultaneously to minimise disruption to the community.

Around 82,000 vehicles pass through these level crossings on the Mernda line each day, with the boom gates down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak.

These level crossings will be removed by the end of 2022 and the open space ready for locals to enjoy in 2023.

The Preston Open Space Advisory Panel (POSAP) has now been formed. This is comprised of local community and council representatives to help shape Preston's newest open spaces.

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.


Current works notices

Works notice – Preston site establishment, Edith Street and Preston City Oval

Works notice – Preston site establishment, Bell Station and Railway Place East

Works notice – Preston site office establishment, Murray Road

Works notice – Preston site office establishment, Cramer Street


Current disruptions

29 Sep 2020 1601301600 1606827540 to 01 Dec 2020

Cramer Street, Preston – car park closures

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MERNDA LINE

Up to ten on-street car parks along Cramer Street, Preston will be closed from Tuesday 29 September to Tuesday 1 December, between 7am to 6pm weekdays and 7am to 3pm on Saturdays.

30 Sep 2020 1601388000 1606309140 to 25 Nov 2020

Railway Reserve Bike Path, Preston – path closure

Pedestrian; Cycling

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MERNDA LINE

The Railway Reserve Bike Path will be closed from Wednesday 30 September to Wednesday 25 November between 7am and 6pm weekdays and 7am and 3pm Saturdays.

30 Sep 2020 1601388000 1606309140 to 25 Nov 2020

Murray Road, Preston – changed traffic conditions

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MERNDA LINE

There will be reduced speed limits and traffic management in place on Murray Road, Spring Street and St Georges Road, Preston from Wednesday 30 September to Wednesday 25 November, between 7am and 6pm weekdays and 7am and 3pm Saturdays.

26 Oct 2020 1603630800 1669899540 to Dec 2022

Railway Place East, Preston – lane closure

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MERNDA LINE

There will be one-way southbound vehicle access on Railway Place East, between Esther Street, Oakover Road and Miller Street from Monday 26 October 2020 to late 2022. 

26 Oct 2020 1603630800 1669899540 to Dec 2022

Showers Street, Preston – pedestrian crossing closure

Pedestrian; Cycling

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MERNDA LINE

The Showers Street, Preston pedestrian crossing will be closed from Monday 26 October 2020 to late 2022. 

09 Nov 2020 1604840400 1669899540 to Dec 2022

Bell Station – car park closure

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MERNDA LINE

Bell Station car park will be closed from Monday 9 November 2020 to late 2022. 

News

First look at new Bell and Preston stations

First look at new Bell and Preston stations

04 Oct 2020
Preston open space feedback – what we heard

Preston open space feedback – what we heard

22 Jun 2020

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Publications

Works notice – Preston site establishment, Edith Street and Preston City Oval

20 Oct 2020

Preliminary works ahead of site establishment will begin on Tuesday 20 October 2020 and continue until late-December 2020.

Works notice – Preston site establishment, Bell Station and Railway Place East

19 Oct 2020

Preston site establishment works will begin on Monday 19 October 2020 and continue until late December 2020.

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Oakover Road, Preston

Current events

Preston Open Space community drop-in sessions

Based on current health advice our upcoming Preston Open Space community info sessions have been cancelled. There are a number of ways you can still engage with us. Find out more here.

28 Mar 2020

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