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.
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.
Old Geelong Road, Princes Freeway and Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing – lane closures
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.
Publications13 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 removal27 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.
Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing
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.