The level crossing on Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing was removed in December 2021, with a new road bridge that directly connects Old Geelong Road to Princes Highway, creating safer and more reliable journeys.
The new overpass at Hoppers Crossing Station opened for use in February 2022, providing a safer connection over the rail line for pedestrians, cyclists and rail passengers.
Located near important facilities such as hospitals, shopping centres and schools, the Old Geelong Road level crossing carried about 18,000 vehicles each day.
The boom gates in Hoppers Crossing were down for up to 36% of the morning peak, when up to 25 trains run through Old Geelong Road.
Landscaping and finishing works will continue until mid 2022.