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Werribee and Hoppers Crossing feasible designs explained

Vision. Aerial view of locations of 3 Werribee level crossings to be removed. View of map showing locations for level crossing removals.

Voiceover. Three more level crossings to go in Melbourne’s West, at Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing, and Cherry Street and Werribee Street in Werribee.

Vision. Aerial view of Old Geelong Road.

Text. 18,000 vehicles every day.

Voiceover. We’ve heard loud and clear that Old Geelong Road is a frustration for the 18,000 vehicles that cross every day, so we’ve fast-tracked its removal.

Vision. View of map showing preferred design location at Old Geelong Road. Artist impression of new road location.

Voiceover. We’ve investigated two road designs to remove this level crossing. The preferred design is a new road bridge connecting Old Geelong Road to the Princes Highway. Under this design this level crossing would be shifted east to the existing crossing, connecting the Princes Freeway to Old Geelong Road and Heaths Road.

Vision. View of map showing non-preferred design location at Old Geelong Road. Artist impression of non-preferred new road location.

Voiceover. The other non-preferred design is to build a new road bridge at the current level crossing location. It would begin to rise at the Morris Road roundabout, travel over the Werribee line, joining the Princes Highway at a new intersection.

Vision. Cherry Street existing level crossing showing congestion. Aerial view of Cherry Street. View of map showing preferred design at Cherry Street. Artist impression of new road location.

Voiceover. The Cherry Street level crossing sits in the middle of an important network of busy commuter routes, local roads, and the vibrant Watton Street shopping precinct. We’ve investigated two road designs to remove this level crossing. Due to constraints at the existing crossing our preferred design is an alternative location for the traffic to cross the Werribee line. We would build a new road bridge linking Tarneit Road to the Princes Highway.

Vision. View of map showing non-preferred design location at Cherry Street. View of map showing non-preferred new road location. Artist impression of Cherry Street showing underpass.

Voiceover. The other non-preferred design is to build a road underpass at the current crossing. Road users can travel on the existing roads through a trench that would be 4.6 metres deep.

Vision. Aerial view of Werribee Street showing existing level crossing. View of map showing preferred design location at Werribee Street. Artist impression of preferred elevated rail line.

Voiceover. The Werribee Street level crossing is an important gateway between Werribee and Wyndham Vale. We’ve investigated a rail design and a road design. The preferred rail over road design would see three tracks elevated over Werribee Street allowing traffic to flow underneath.

Vision. View of map showing non-preferred design location at Werribee Street. Artist impression of new road over rail line. Aerial view of existing traffic congestion before works begin.

Voiceover. The other non-preferred design is to build a new road bridge to the west of the existing crossing. This would connect Bulban Road to the Princes Highway.

Vision. Aerial footage from existing level crossings at Werribee Street and Cherry Street in Werribee.

Text. Jump online to provide feedback and view project designs.

Voiceover. Jump online to provide feedback and view project designs.

Text. Level Crossing Removal Project. For more information, visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Victoria’s Big Build. Victoria State Government. Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne.

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