We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
The Victorian Government is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025, the largest project of its kind in Victorian history.
Removing level crossings will:
- Significantly improve safety for road users and pedestrian.
- Improve travel around our city for public transport users, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
- Create thousands of jobs during construction.
- Help people get home safer and faster.
- Nine level crossings have been removed between Caulfield and Dandenong, and five new stations built at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park.
Works in progress
Planning and construction works are well underway at sites across Melbourne.
- 18 level crossings will be removed, and eleven new stations will be built on the Frankston line.
- In Melbourne’s north, level crossings in Glenroy, Preston, Reservoir, Brunswick and Coburg will be removed with four new stations built.
- In the West, level crossings will be removed on the Werribee, Williamstown, Sunbury, Geelong and Ballarat lines.
- Another 11 level crossings are currently in planning to be removed on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines in Dandenong, Hallam, Pakenham, Lyndhurst, Berwick and Cranbourne.
- Along the Belgrave/Lilydale lines, a total of eight level crossings will be removed. Four are already gone, and four are in planning to be removed at Lilydale, Mooroolbark, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.
More level crossings removed by 2025
An additional $6.6 billion investment will see a further 25 level crossings will be removed by 2025, including:
- Argyle Avenue, Chelsea
- Camms Road, Cranbourne
- Cardinia Road, Pakenham
- Chelsea Road, Chelsea
- Cramer Street, Preston
- Evans Road, Lyndhurst
- Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer
- Gap Road, Sunbury
- Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly
- Greens Road, Dandenong South
- Main Street, Pakenham
- McGregor Road, Pakenham
- Munro Street, Coburg
- Murray Road, Preston
- Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert
- Mt Derrimut Road, Deer Park
- Neerim Road, Glen Huntly
- Oakover Road, Preston
- Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing
- Racecourse Road, Pakenham
- Reynard Street, Coburg
- Robinsons Road, Deer Park
- Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea
- Union Road, Surrey Hills
- Webster Street, Dandenong.
For more information about how the new sites have been prioritised and selected, visit the Level Crossing Removal Project website.
29 level crossings removed by the end of 2018 and 75 gone by 2025
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
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Cranbourne Line Duplication
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Fast Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a fast rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Hallam Road Upgrade
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High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
M80 Ring Road Upgrade
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Melbourne Airport Rail
Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
North East Link
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O'Herns Road Upgrade
Upgrading O’Herns Road and High Street intersection and building a new interchange at the Hume Freeway
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Sunbury Line Upgrade
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Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.