The first designs of the Ferguson Street level crossing removal in Williamstown have been released.
Following extensive community consultation led by the Level Crossing Removal Project, as well as site investigations and engineering assessments, it is determined the Ferguson Street level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line under the road.
There has been strong community support for a rail under road design throughout consultation, with more than 800 submissions during two rounds of community engagement in November 2019 and March 2020.
More than 110 trains travel through the crossing each weekday, causing frustration and delays for 25,000 motorists who use the crossing each day.
Have your say on the new North Williamstown station
Works to remove the level crossing will also include a new North Williamstown Station with lowered platforms, plaza areas and landscaping. The project team is now calling for feedback on the design of the new station precinct, how spaces around the station can be approved, as well as landscaping options, design themes, fencing and public art. Visit Engage Victoria by 5pm Sunday 19 July to give your feedback.
Transforming the west
Six level crossing removals across the Werribee and Williamstown lines as well as the new Metro Tunnel will create room for 63,000 extra passengers every week on the lines during peak periods.
Construction at Ferguson Street will begin in early 2021 and the level crossing will be removed in 2022.
To see if any disruptions will affect your travel, visit the interactive disruptions map.