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.
Major construction is now 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 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.
Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing – off-ramp closure
The Princes Freeway city bound off-ramp towards Princes Highway in Hoppers Crossing will be closed from Monday 3 August 2020 to 2022.
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, Hoppers Crossing – changed traffic conditions
Temporary travel changes including road and lane closures will be in place along Old Geelong Road, Princes Highway and Heaths Road, Hoppers Crossing until December.
Hoppers Junction, Hoppers Crossing – footpath closure
The southern footpath at Hoppers Junction car park will be closed from 7am Wednesday 20 October to 5pm Friday 22 October.
Hoppers Junction, Hoppers Crossing – car park changes
The southern section of Hoppers Junction car park will close up to 25 car spaces from 7am Wednesday 20 October to 5pm Friday 22 October.
Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing – changed traffic conditions
Temporary travel changes will be in place on Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing until December.
Publications06 Oct 2021
From October 2021 to early 2022, we’ll work near the intersection of Old Geelong Road and Princes Highway to build the southern plaza between Hoppers Crossing Station and Princes Highway.14 Sep 2021
This letter provides an overview of construction activities and changes to the way you’ll travel throughout September 2021.