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 overseeing the removal of 75 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 – footpath closure
The footpath in front of 78 Old Geelong Road (former Monte Villa Motor Inn) will be closed from Monday 21 June to late 2021.
Hoppers Crossing – changed traffic conditions
There will be intermittent lane closures and reduced speeds on Old Geelong Road, Princes Highway and Princes Freeway in both directions throughout July and August.
Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing – temporary access changes
Temporary access changes will be in place between 76 and 102 Old Geelong Road (Werribee bound) until mid September.
Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing – eastbound lane closures
The eastbound lanes on Princes Highway will be closed between Old Geelong Road and Princes Freeway at times in July and August.
Werribee line – buses replace trains
Buses will replace trains between North Melbourne and Werribee from 8.30pm to last service each night from Sunday 22 August to Wednesday 25 August.
Publications28 Jul 2021
Major works are continuing as we build the new road bridge at Old Geelong Road and a new pedestrian and cyclist overpass at Hoppers Crossing Station.27 Jul 2021
Find out what we're delivering as part of the Old Geelong Road Level Crossing Removal Project.