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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

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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.

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

Works notice  – Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing August works

Works notice  –  Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing July works


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 Princes 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.

21 Jun 2021 1624197600 1640955540 to Dec 2021

Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing – footpath closure

Pedestrian

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WERRIBEE LINE

The footpath in front of 78 Old Geelong Road (former Monte Villa Motor Inn) will be closed from Monday 21 June to late 2021.

Jul 2021 1625061600 1630418340 to Aug 2021

Hoppers Crossing – changed traffic conditions

Road

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WERRIBEE LINE

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.

Jul 2021 1626703200 1632491940 to Sep 2021

Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing – temporary access changes

Road; Pedestrian

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WERRIBEE LINE

Temporary access changes will be in place between 76 and 102 Old Geelong Road (Werribee bound) until mid September.

22 Jul 2021 1626951600 1628452800 to 09 Aug 2021

Princes Highway, Hoppers Crossing – eastbound lane closures

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WERRIBEE LINE

The eastbound lanes on Princes Highway will be closed between Old Geelong Road and Princes Freeway at times in July and August.

22 Aug 2021 1629628200 1629899940 to 25 Aug 2021

Werribee line – buses replace trains

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WERRIBEE LINE

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.

News

Heavy lifting at Hoppers as whole bridge lifted in

Heavy lifting at Hoppers as whole bridge lifted in

03 Aug 2021
'Superload' delivered to site at Old Geelong Road

'Superload' delivered to site at Old Geelong Road

27 May 2021

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Publications

Works notice – Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing August works

28 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.

Old Geelong Road project overview fact sheet

27 Jul 2021

Find out what we're delivering as part of the Old Geelong Road Level Crossing Removal Project.

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Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing

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