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Level crossing removed

The level crossing at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing will be 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.

Construction will begin in mid 2020 and 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 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.

20 Jul 2020 1595167200 1595685540 to 25 Jul 2020

Princes Highway and Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing – lane closures

Road

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WERRIBEE LINE

There will be temporary lane closures on the Princes Highway and Princes Freeway in Hoppers Crossing from Monday 20 July until Friday 24 July, between 7pm and 5am each night.

News

Setting up site offices at Old Geelong Road

Setting up site offices at Old Geelong Road

17 Apr 2020
Designs confirmed for Werribee Street and Old Geelong Road

Designs confirmed for Werribee Street and Old Geelong Road

26 Feb 2020

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Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing – Project Area Designation

04 Jun 2020

On 5 May 2020, the Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act).

Planning approvals for the Old Geelong Road Level Crossing Removal Project

13 May 2020

With the introduction of a new Particular Provision in all planning schemes across Victoria, we will no longer seek to amend the Wyndham Planning Scheme for the Old Geelong Road level crossing removal

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Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing

Current events

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.

19 Mar 2020

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