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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 April works

Works notice – Federation Trail, Hoppers Crossing temporary closure

Works notice – major construction continues at Old Geelong Road, March


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.

Apr 2021 1617195600 1617195600

Old Geelong Road, Princes Highway and Princes Freeway – changed traffic conditions

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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 April and May.

29 Apr 2021 1619618400 1620309540 to 06 May 2021

Werribee line – buses replace trains

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WERRIBEE LINE

Buses replace trains on the Werribee line from 8.30pm Thursday 29 April to last service Thursday 6 May.

30 Apr 2021 1619704800 1620914340 to 13 May 2021

Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing – lane closures

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WERRIBEE LINE

There will be a northbound lane closure on Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing at the level crossing from Friday 30 April to Thursday 6 May. A northbound lane on Old Geelong Road will also be closed overnight from 5pm Wednesday 12 May to 5am Thursday 13 May.

30 Apr 2021 1619704800 1620309540 to 06 May 2021

Geelong line – coaches replace trains

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GEELONG LINE

Coaches will replace trains on the Geelong Line between Southern Cross and Geelong/Waurn Ponds from Thursday 30 April to Thursday 6 May

30 Apr 2021 1619773200 1620248340 to 06 May 2021

Federation Trail, Hoppers Crossing – temporary closure

Pedestrian; Cycling

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WERRIBEE LINE

A section of the Federation Trail in Hoppers Crossing will be closed from 7pm Friday 30 April to 7am Thursday 6 May.

19 May 2021 1621422000 1621537200 to 21 May 2021

Princes Highway exit 17 – overnight closures

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WERRIBEE LINE

The Princes Highway exit 17 in Hoppers Crossing will be closed eastbound (towards the city) overnight from 9pm to 5am on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 May.

25 May 2021 1621866030 1622383140 to 30 May 2021

Werribee line – buses replace trains

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WERRIBEE LINE

Buses replace trains on the Werribee line between Laverton and Werribee from 8.30pm Tuesday 25 May to the last service Sunday 30 May.

News

Upcoming disruptions in Werribee

Upcoming disruptions in Werribee

23 Feb 2021
Major construction kicks off at Old Geelong Road

Major construction kicks off at Old Geelong Road

02 Feb 2021

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Publications

Old Geelong Road community update – March 2021

31 Mar 2021

Major construction is underway to remove the Old Geelong Road level crossing by building a new road bridge over the rail line, directly connecting Princes Highway to Old Geelong Road.

Works notice – Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing April works

30 Mar 2021

Throughout April, works to build the new road bridge will continue to take shape.

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Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing

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