Buckley Street, Essendon

Project overview

Major construction to remove the level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon is now complete.

The level crossing has been removed by building a road underpass beneath the railway line, and we've included new service roads to maintain local access.

Minor works, including landscaping, will continue until early 2019.

Buckley Street is one of the key arterial roads in Melbourne’s inner north west, connecting Keilor and Avondale Heights in the west with Mt Alexander Road in the east.

Before the level crossing was removed, the boom gates were down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, impacting the 11,000 vehicles that used the road each day.

Project overview

Major construction to remove the level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon is now complete.

The level crossing has been removed by building a road underpass beneath the railway line, and we've included new service roads to maintain local access.

Minor works, including landscaping, will continue until early 2019.

Buckley Street is one of the key arterial roads in Melbourne’s inner north west, connecting Keilor and Avondale Heights in the west with Mt Alexander Road in the east.

Before the level crossing was removed, the boom gates were down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, impacting the 11,000 vehicles that used the road each day.

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    How important is landscaping along the service roads? or is a wider footpath preferred?

    How important is landscaping along the service roads? or is a wider footpath preferred?

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    Once you’ve explored the option for removing this level crossing, you can use this forum as one of the ways to share your thoughts and feedback.

    We would like to thank in advance everyone for participating in our discussion forum regarding the Buckley Street, Essendon level crossing removal. 

    In previous consultations we've noticed some comments about our role in these forums and would like to clarify that the primary function of our discussion forums is to provide a space for people to share their views, comments and concerns about the project. Sometimes we'll join in the conversation but for specific...

    Once you’ve explored the option for removing this level crossing, you can use this forum as one of the ways to share your thoughts and feedback.

    We would like to thank in advance everyone for participating in our discussion forum regarding the Buckley Street, Essendon level crossing removal. 

    In previous consultations we've noticed some comments about our role in these forums and would like to clarify that the primary function of our discussion forums is to provide a space for people to share their views, comments and concerns about the project. Sometimes we'll join in the conversation but for specific questions, we encourage you to head over to our 'Ask us' section where we've been answering queries about the project. 

    You can also get in touch with us directly over the phone on 1800 762 667 or contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

    We encourage people to share their views freely on our forums but please remember to be respectful of others' views. For more information about forum moderation and etiquette, please visit https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/moderation


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