Three more level crossings will be removed in Melbourne’s west, at Cherry Street and Werribee Street in Werribee, and at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing.
Construction will begin next year and these level crossings will be gone in 2022.
There are two feasible designs for the level crossing removal at each location. Based on technical considerations and achieving positive long-term outcomes, a preferred design has been identified for each site.
Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing
The preferred design is a new road bridge connecting Old Geelong Road to the Princes Highway.
The other feasible design is to build a new road bridge at the level crossing location.
Cherry Street, Werribee
The preferred design is a road bridge over the rail line at Tarneit Road, linking to the Princes Highway.
The other feasible design is to lower Cherry Street in a 4.6 metres deep trench, while keeping the rail line at its current level.
Werribee Street, Werribee
The preferred design would see the Werribee Line elevated over Werribee Street, allowing traffic to flow underneath.
The other feasible design would build a new road bridge to connect Bulban Road and the Princes Highway.
For more information about the level crossing removals in Werribee and Hoppers Crossing, visit the Level Crossing Removal Project website.
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