The level crossing on Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing was removed in December 2021, with a new road bridge that directly connects Old Geelong Road to Princes Highway, creating safer and more reliable journeys.
The existing crossing is closed to traffic, making way for improved community spaces and new landscaped areas. Locals who walk or ride their bicycle to Hoppers Crossing Station will access the station using the existing pedestrian gates until a new overpass opens in 2022.
The boom gates at the former level crossing will remain in place until they are removed in 2022, to reduce disruption for rail passengers.
Located near important facilities such as hospitals, shopping centres and schools, the Old Geelong Road level crossing carried about 18,000 vehicles each day.
The boom gates in Hoppers Crossing were down for up to 36% of the morning peak, when up to 25 trains run through Old Geelong Road.
Nearby road and intersection upgrades, and the new overpass and improved community spaces at Hoppers Crossing Station will be complete in 2022.
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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
Federation Trail – shared use path detour
Part of the Federation Trail near Hoppers Crossing station will be diverted around the construction site near Ballan Holden.
Hoppers Crossing Station – car park closure
The Hoppers Crossing Station car park will be closed from Thursday 5 November 2020 to mid 2022.
Old Geelong Road, Morris Road, Heaths Road and Hoppers Crossing – changed traffic conditions
Temporary travel changes including road and lane closures will be in place along Old Geelong Road, Morris Road and Heaths Road, Hoppers Crossing until mid 2022.
Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing – changed traffic conditions
Temporary travel changes will be in place on Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing until mid 2022.
Hoppers Junction, Hoppers Crossing – road, pedestrian and car park access changes
Car space closures and access changes will be in place in the Hoppers Junction shopping precinct from January to March 2022.
Heaths Road and Morris Road, Hoppers Crossing – intersection lane closures
Sections of road will be closed at the Heaths and Morris Road intersection in Hoppers Crossing in January.
Werribee Line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Werribee Line between Laverton and Werribee from 8.30pm Friday 18 February to last train Wednesday 23 February.
Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing – opening of the new road bridge
Photos of the vehicles travelling over the newly opened road bridge.
Publications27 Jan 2022
This letter provides an overview of construction activities and changes to the way you’ll travel from late January and throughout February.27 Jan 2022
In 2022, the new overpass at Hoppers Crossing Station will open, providing a safe connection over the rail line for pedestrians, cyclists, and rail passengers.