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.
Early construction began in mid 2020 and is now well 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 Princess 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, Heaths Road, Princes Highway and Princes Freeway – changed traffic conditions
There will be intermittent lane closures and reduced speeds on Old Geelong Road, Heaths Road, Princes Highway and Princes Freeway in both directions throughout December and January.
Werribee line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Werribee line between Newport and Werribee stations from 8.30pm to last service on Sunday 24 January.
Publications16 Dec 2020
Stakeholder Liaison Group meeting executive summaries27 Nov 2020
This provides an overview of the changes to the way you’ll travel and construction activities that you may notice during December 2020 and January 2021.
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.