Aviation Road, Laverton

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

Construction is now underway to remove the level crossing at Aviation Road in Laverton.

The crossing will be removed by moving Maher Road onto a new bridge over the railway lines.

A bridge over the Werribee line was found to be the best design for this site following community consultation, planning and engineering advice.

As part of the first stage, we’ll install a new walking path and a cycling path along Maher Road, make improvements to the station entrance area, and plant new trees and shrubs.

When the station access pedestrian underpass is constructed in the second stage, we will also develop and landscape the new station forecourt area. This will include seating and bicycle hoops.

We also heard that the community would like additional car parking, a shared use path on Railway Avenue and secure bicycle storage. While these items are not currently within the project scope, we are working closely with other transport agencies on future plans for the station precinct.

The level crossing will be removed by early 2020 in the first stage.

Underpass works

The important pedestrian underpass to connect commuters to the nearby Aircraft Station will be completed in the second stage, which will align with level crossing removal works at Werribee and Cherry streets in Werribee. This will reduce the number of rail shutdowns needed on the Werribee line.

The staged approach will allow for trains to continue to run as the Aviation Road bridge takes shape, with temporary rail shutdowns primarily limited to weeknight and weekend closures.

This means no extended periods of buses replacing trains along sections of the Werribee line during the first stage of works, while also ensuring that no lengthy closures of Aviation Road are needed.

The pedestrian crossing will be upgraded in the first stage to improve access and safety until the new underpass is built.

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

Construction is now underway to remove the level crossing at Aviation Road in Laverton.

The crossing will be removed by moving Maher Road onto a new bridge over the railway lines.

A bridge over the Werribee line was found to be the best design for this site following community consultation, planning and engineering advice.

As part of the first stage, we’ll install a new walking path and a cycling path along Maher Road, make improvements to the station entrance area, and plant new trees and shrubs.

When the station access pedestrian underpass is constructed in the second stage, we will also develop and landscape the new station forecourt area. This will include seating and bicycle hoops.

We also heard that the community would like additional car parking, a shared use path on Railway Avenue and secure bicycle storage. While these items are not currently within the project scope, we are working closely with other transport agencies on future plans for the station precinct.

The level crossing will be removed by early 2020 in the first stage.

Underpass works

The important pedestrian underpass to connect commuters to the nearby Aircraft Station will be completed in the second stage, which will align with level crossing removal works at Werribee and Cherry streets in Werribee. This will reduce the number of rail shutdowns needed on the Werribee line.

The staged approach will allow for trains to continue to run as the Aviation Road bridge takes shape, with temporary rail shutdowns primarily limited to weeknight and weekend closures.

This means no extended periods of buses replacing trains along sections of the Werribee line during the first stage of works, while also ensuring that no lengthy closures of Aviation Road are needed.

The pedestrian crossing will be upgraded in the first stage to improve access and safety until the new underpass is built.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
    We are looking for community members to be part of a Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) for the Aviation Road project.

    Whether you're a local resident, business operator or community group member, we need your local knowledge and insights to help us understand how our construction activities are affecting the community and to achieve the best outcome for Laverton.

    Use this form to nominate to join the SLG or contact us on 1800 105 105 if you would like a paper copy of the form.

    To be received by LXRA by 5:00pm, Friday 30 November 2018.

    We are looking for community members to be part of a Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) for the Aviation Road project.

    Whether you're a local resident, business operator or community group member, we need your local knowledge and insights to help us understand how our construction activities are affecting the community and to achieve the best outcome for Laverton.

    Use this form to nominate to join the SLG or contact us on 1800 105 105 if you would like a paper copy of the form.

    To be received by LXRA by 5:00pm, Friday 30 November 2018.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Level Crossing Removal Authority is looking at how we can work with local businesses as we remove the Aviation Road level crossing. Filling out this survey will help us:

     • Identify how we can communicate with you 

    • Identify opportunities to work with you 

    • Identify what you're concerned about so we can keep you informed. 

    The Level Crossing Removal Authority is looking at how we can work with local businesses as we remove the Aviation Road level crossing. Filling out this survey will help us:

     • Identify how we can communicate with you 

    • Identify opportunities to work with you 

    • Identify what you're concerned about so we can keep you informed. 

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
    The level crossing at Aviation Road will be removed by building a new road bridge over the rail lines. 

    We'd like to hear your feedback on how we can improve aspects of the design such as look and feel of the bridge and pedestrian and cyclists connections. 

    This survey closes on Sunday 15th April 2018.

    The level crossing at Aviation Road will be removed by building a new road bridge over the rail lines. 

    We'd like to hear your feedback on how we can improve aspects of the design such as look and feel of the bridge and pedestrian and cyclists connections. 

    This survey closes on Sunday 15th April 2018.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
    We are removing the Aviation Road Level crossing with work scheduled to begin in late 2018. Based on initial investigations the project is currently considering three road based options to remove the level crossing.

    It is important you read the information about the options.

    Your thoughts on the Aviation Road level crossing removal are important to us. This feedback, along with further technical investigations, will help us develop a final recommended option that reflects issues that are important to the community.

    Feedback closes Sunday 17 December 2017.


    We are removing the Aviation Road Level crossing with work scheduled to begin in late 2018. Based on initial investigations the project is currently considering three road based options to remove the level crossing.

    It is important you read the information about the options.

    Your thoughts on the Aviation Road level crossing removal are important to us. This feedback, along with further technical investigations, will help us develop a final recommended option that reflects issues that are important to the community.

    Feedback closes Sunday 17 December 2017.


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