On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

The Old Geelong Road level crossing in Hoppers Crossing is used by 18,000 vehicles each day. This is a congested bottleneck as traffic moves between Princes Highway and Princes Freeway.

Removing this crossing will improve safety, provide more reliable travel times and reduce congestion at this key connection point in Hoppers Crossing.

The design

We looked at options to benefit the local community and transport network, as well as a number of technical considerations, through the design and development phases.

A road over rail design connecting Old Geelong Road and Princes Highway allows for:

Minimal disruptions

The level crossing will remain open until the new road bridge is built.

Better transport connections

By moving the road, we will create a new direct link to Princes Highway and reduce commuter traffic through this local shopping area. This design also simplifies the complex intersections at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Lane and Princes Highway.

Improved safety

With commuter traffic kept to major roads, Hoppers Crossing Station and the nearby shopping precinct will be safer for the community to move around.

New Hoppers Crossing Station overpass

After the level crossing is removed, pedestrians will access Hoppers Crossing Station via a new pedestrian overpass.

The overpass will be covered by a roof, with canopies at ground level on the north and south sides for weather protection.

Pedestrians will access the overpass via stairs or lifts to cross the rail line or access Hoppers Crossing Station.

There will be space for new plazas at each end of the pedestrian overpass. Landscaping plans will continue to develop over the coming months.

We’ve located the new pedestrian overpass further to the west of the existing crossing. This will allow us to build the structure without closing Old Geelong Road to traffic and allows for longer station platforms to be built in the future.

Get in contact

Based on current health advice our Werribee Street, Werribee and Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing community information sessions planned for Thursday 19 March and Saturday 21 March at Encore Events Centre have been cancelled.

There are a number of ways you can still engage with us on this project, including:

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