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Level crossing removal to open up industrial zone

The latest level crossing removal announcement in Melbourne will free up road and rail freight moving through Melbourne’s west

A new road bridge will be built over Melbourne’s Werribee train line at Maidstone Street, Altona, in a move that will help not only remove congestion on a busy industrial road, but open the line to more freight opportunities in the future as part of continuing level crossing removal projects.

The design for the new road bridge has been released. It will feature one lane in each direction with a pedestrian footpath and lighting, with construction set to begin in 2025 and be completed by 2027.

Over 14,400 vehicles and 48 trains travel through the existing level crossing every day. Its removal is set to improve travel times for road commuters and support an expected increase in both freight and passenger train demand in the region.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Danny Pearson says community feedback on the project is of paramount importance to the government as it continues to progress with its level crossing removal plans.

“We’re thrilled to see another level crossing going in the west and invite the community to provide feedback to help shape the designs of this important project,” Pearson says.

“The release of this design takes us one step closer to making the Werribee line level crossing free by 2030 – changing the way people live, work and travel.”

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