The South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South level crossing is being removed by building a road bridge over the rail line.
A new intersection will connect South Gippsland Highway to Princes Highway, improving safety and traffic flow.
With over 31,000 cars and trucks travelling across the level crossing each day, removing this level crossing will create more reliable travel times in one of Australia’s busiest manufacturing regions.
We’re also improving walking and cycling connections in the area, making it safer and easier to access local businesses and services.
Major works are underway and the level crossing will be gone for good by 2022.
These works, along with the Cranbourne Line Upgrade Project, Metro Tunnel Project and other vital infrastructure projects in the area will create better connections in Melbourne’s south east.
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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Bus route 892 – stop closure
Route 892 bus stops (to Dandenong Station/to Casey Central SC) closest to the South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South level crossing will permanently close on Monday 15 June.
South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South – changed traffic conditions
Temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits are in place on South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South near the level crossing from mid 2020 to late 2021. From Tuesday 20 October to late 2021, one southbound lane will be closed from Princes Highway to Fowler Road.
Princes Highway, Dandenong South – changed traffic conditions
Temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits are in place on Princes Highway, Dandenong South near the South Gippsland Highway level crossing until late 2021. One westbound lane will be closed on Princes Highway near the level crossing from early December 2020 to late 2021.
South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South – pedestrian access changes
There will be changes to pedestrian access on South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South from Monday 29 June 2020 to late 2021.
Princes Highway and South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South – bike lane closure
From Monday 29 June 2020 until late 2021, the bike lane will be closed on Princes Highway between Power Road and Dandenong Valley Highway, and on South Gippsland Highway between Princes Highway and Dandenong Bypass.
Claredale Road, Dandenong South – permanent access change
There is no longer left turn access into Claredale Road from Princes Highway in Dandenong South. Vehicles can access Claredale Road via Plunkett Road or off the Lonsdale Street Service Road.
South Gippsland Highway – February 2021
Progress images from works to remove the South Gippsland Highway level crossing.
Publications26 Mar 2021
Throughout April, works will include installation of retaining wall panels, asphalting, construction of new footpaths on the northern side of the bridge and more.26 Feb 2021
Major construction on the new South Gippsland Highway road bridge and safer intersection with Princes Highway continues throughout March.