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Level crossing removed

The level crossing at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing will be 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.

Construction will begin in mid 2020 and 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 disruptions

29 Apr 2020 1588082400 1672491540 to Dec 2022

Federation Trail – shared use path detour

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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.

19 May 2020 1589810400 1590760740 to 29 May 2020

Old Geelong Road, Princes Freeway and Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing – lane closures

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WERRIBEE LINE

From Monday 18 May to Friday 29 May, there will be lane closures during peak and off-peak times on Old Geelong Road, and near the Princes Freeway and Princes Highway interchange in Hoppers Crossing.

News

Setting up site offices at Old Geelong Road

Setting up site offices at Old Geelong Road

17 Apr 2020
Designs confirmed for Werribee Street and Old Geelong Road

Designs confirmed for Werribee Street and Old Geelong Road

26 Feb 2020

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Publications

Planning approvals for the Old Geelong Road Level Crossing Removal Project

13 May 2020

With the introduction of a new Particular Provision in all planning schemes across Victoria, we will no longer seek to amend the Wyndham Planning Scheme for the Old Geelong Road level crossing removal

Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing – construction timeline

27 Mar 2020

In early 2020, our Old Geelong Road project team will set up a site compound on the corner of Princes Highway and Hoppers Lane.

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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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