25 more level crossing removals to come

The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA), on behalf of the Victorian Government, will oversee the removal of a further 25 level crossings in Melbourne by 2025, in addition to the 50 already planned, underway or completed.

Twenty-nine level crossings have been removed in three years.

These new sites have been prioritised and selected using four key principles:

  • Safety: prioritise sites with a record of incidents or a high risk of incidents
  • Movement: prioritise sites where high train frequencies and high traffic volumes cause excessive delay and unreliable journeys
  • Place: prioritise sites where the level crossing divides communities and impedes access to important facilities
  • Delivery: prioritise sites where there is an opportunity to increase investment efficiency and minimise disruption by delivering jointly with other projects

A preliminary assessment has been undertaken for each of the new sites to identify a recommended design, based on engineering requirements and site conditions. Further engineering assessments and community engagement will also take place.

Removing these additional 25 level crossings is a $6.6 billion investment, with further details on community engagement, planning and construction time frames to come.

The priority level crossing removal sites are:

  • Gap Road, Sunbury
  • Cramer Street, Preston
  • Murray Road, Preston
  • Oakover Road, Preston
  • Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing
  • Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly
  • Neerim Road, Glen Huntly
  • Chelsea Road, Chelsea
  • Argyle Avenue, Chelsea
  • Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea
  • Munro Street, Coburg
  • Reynard Street, Coburg
  • Union Road, Surrey Hills
  • Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert
  • Mt Derrimut Road, Deer Park
  • Robinsons Road, Deer Park
  • Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer
  • Main Street, Pakenham
  • McGregor Road, Pakenham
  • Racecourse Road, Pakenham
  • Cardinia Road, Pakenham
  • Webster Street, Dandenong
  • Greens Road, Dandenong South
  • Evans Road, Lyndhurst
  • Camms Road, Cranbourne
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