Aviation Road, Laverton

Aviation Road is a highly-used local road that connects Laverton and Point Cook to the Princes Freeway and provides access to the nearby train stations and construction to remove the level crossing will begin soon.

We’re removing the level crossing as it creates a significant source of delay and congestion for the 7000 vehicles that pass through it each weekday.

The level crossing will be gone for good by early 2020.

New road bridge to be built

The Aviation Road level crossing will be removed by building a new road bridge over the Werribee line – the best solution for this site - following community consultation, planning and engineering advice.

Rail and road disruptions will be minimised by staging the construction program.

The road bridge, a new walking and cycling path along Maher Road and improvements to the forecourt area will be delivered in Stage One of the project.

Works will start before the end of 2018 and the level crossing will be removed by early 2020 in Stage One.



Underpass works

The important pedestrian underpass to connect commuters to the nearby Aircraft Station will be completed in Stage Two that 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 to remove the three level crossings.

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 Stage One works, while also ensuring that no lengthy closures of Aviation Road are required.

The pedestrian crossing will be upgraded with new gates and paths to improve access and safety until the new underpass is built.

New paths and landscaping
Through our consultation with the community, we’ve heard there’s a need for new cycling and walking paths, secure bike storage and improved parking at Aircraft Station.

As part of Stage One works, we’ll install a new walking and 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 Stage Two, 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 user 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.



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Aviation Road is a highly-used local road that connects Laverton and Point Cook to the Princes Freeway and provides access to the nearby train stations and construction to remove the level crossing will begin soon.

We’re removing the level crossing as it creates a significant source of delay and congestion for the 7000 vehicles that pass through it each weekday.

The level crossing will be gone for good by early 2020.

New road bridge to be built

The Aviation Road level crossing will be removed by building a new road bridge over the Werribee line – the best solution for this site - following community consultation, planning and engineering advice.

Rail and road disruptions will be minimised by staging the construction program.

The road bridge, a new walking and cycling path along Maher Road and improvements to the forecourt area will be delivered in Stage One of the project.

Works will start before the end of 2018 and the level crossing will be removed by early 2020 in Stage One.



Underpass works

The important pedestrian underpass to connect commuters to the nearby Aircraft Station will be completed in Stage Two that 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 to remove the three level crossings.

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 Stage One works, while also ensuring that no lengthy closures of Aviation Road are required.

The pedestrian crossing will be upgraded with new gates and paths to improve access and safety until the new underpass is built.

New paths and landscaping
Through our consultation with the community, we’ve heard there’s a need for new cycling and walking paths, secure bike storage and improved parking at Aircraft Station.

As part of Stage One works, we’ll install a new walking and 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 Stage Two, 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 user 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.



Stay up-to-date

If you can't make it to one of the session, but are still keen to hear about the project, visit our website to ensure you stay up-to-date.

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    Stakeholder Liaison Group

    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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    Local Business survey

    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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    Aviation Road Feedback Form

    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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    Preliminary Design Options Survey

    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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