The Gap Road level crossing has been removed

The Gap Road level crossing located in the heart of Sunbury was a major source of congestion in the busy town centre, with 19,000 vehicles crossing the rail line at Gap Road daily.

With the boom gates down for more than a quarter of the morning peak and traffic expected to grow 40% by 2026, removing the level crossing was critical to improving safety and liveability in Melbourne’s booming north west.

Gap Road closed to traffic in June 2022 and reopened in September, freeing up Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck 3 years earlier than first planned. Minor works are continuing into 2023.

The Gap Road level crossing was removed with a road under rail design. New pedestrian and cycling paths were also included as part of the design, better connecting the community to both sides of Sunbury.

Sunbury local and Yorta Yorta, Gunaikurnai and Gunditjmara artist Teena Moffatt created the artwork for the new Gap Road rail bridge.

Learn more