Essendon's new Buckley Street underpass is another step closer to opening, with construction crews "breaking through" underneath the rail line.

The new 270 metre road underpass will allow traffic to flow underneath the rail line, with the Buckley Street level crossing set to be removed by late September.

Almost 300 people are working on the final construction blitz to remove the level crossing.

Upgrades to the central pedestrian underpass continue on the western side of Buckley Street, while the pedestrian entrance on Rose Street is currently closed to enable work on the new Disability Discrimination Act compliant ramps and stairs.

Check out the latest images from the Buckley Street construction blitz below.

Boom gates removed at Buckley Street level crossing
Track works at Buckley Street level crossing
Bridge pour at Buckley Street
Excavating the road underpass at Buckley Street
Excavating the road underpass at Buckley Street
Preparing the wall for steel fixing
Replacement buses driving along the new service road
Concrete pour behind road barriers
Finishing works on shotcrete
Central underpass with new ramp
Buckley Street underpass taking shape
Installation of concrete barriers

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