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Level crossing removed

The level crossing at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing is being removed by building a new road bridge over the rail line east of the current crossing, directly connecting Princes Highway to Old Geelong Road.

The existing crossing will be closed to traffic, making way for improved community spaces and new landscaped areas. Locals will access Hoppers Crossing Station via a new pedestrian overpass.

Located near important facilities such as hospitals, shopping centres and schools, the Old Geelong Road level crossing carries about 18,000 vehicles each day and links to the nearby Princes Highway and Princes Freeway.

The boom gates in Hoppers Crossing can be down for up to 36 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 25 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Werribee line, meaning more boom gate downtime.

Early construction began in mid 2020 and is now well underway. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.

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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 – works continue at Old Geelong Road, December and January


Current disruptions

29 Apr 2020 1588082400 1672491540 to Dec 2022

Federation Trail – shared use path detour

Pedestrian; Cycling

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WERRIBEE LINE

Part of the Federation Trail near Hoppers Crossing station will be diverted around the construction site near Ballan Holden.

03 Aug 2020 1596376800 1669899540 to Dec 2022

Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing – off-ramp closure

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WERRIBEE LINE

The Princes Freeway city bound off-ramp towards Princess Highway in Hoppers Crossing will be closed from Monday 3 August 2020 to 2022.

05 Nov 2020 1604494800 1654091940 to Jun 2022

Hoppers Crossing Station – car park closure

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WERRIBEE LINE

The Hoppers Crossing Station car park will be closed from Thursday 5 November 2020 to mid 2022.

Dec 2020 1606741200 1612011540 to Jan 2021

Old Geelong Road, Heaths Road, Princes Highway and Princes Freeway – changed traffic conditions

Road

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WERRIBEE LINE

There will be intermittent lane closures and reduced speeds on Old Geelong Road, Heaths Road, Princes Highway and Princes Freeway in both directions throughout December and January.

24 Jan 2021 1611406800 1611406800

Werribee line – buses replace trains

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WERRIBEE LINE

Buses replace trains on the Werribee line between Newport and Werribee stations from 8.30pm to last service on Sunday 24 January.

News

Werribee line replacement buses to continue

Werribee line replacement buses to continue

12 Dec 2020
Werribee Street to go early as works heat up on the Werribee line

Werribee Street to go early as works heat up on the Werribee line

27 Nov 2020

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Old Geelong Road Stakeholder Liaison Group

16 Dec 2020

Stakeholder Liaison Group meeting executive summaries

Works notice – works continue at Old Geelong Road

27 Nov 2020

This provides an overview of the changes to the way you’ll travel and construction activities that you may notice during December 2020 and January 2021.

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Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing

Current events

Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street drop-in sessions – cancelled

Based on current health advice our upcoming Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street community info sessions have been cancelled. There are several ways you can still engage with us. Find out more.

19 Mar 2020

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