Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing

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 designs

Artist impression only. Subject to change.

Design A: a new road bridge connecting Old Geelong Road and Princes Highway is the preferred design

Under this design, this level crossing would be removed by constructing a new road bridge over the rail line east of the existing crossing, directly connecting Princes Highway to Old Geelong Road and Heaths Road.

The existing crossing would be closed to traffic, making way for improved community spaces.. Hoppers Crossing train station would be accessed via a new elevated pedestrian and cyclist overpass, with improved access for people with a disability.

Benefits

Due to high traffic volumes, a road bridge would see commuter traffic kept to major roads, creating a safer shopping and station precinct for the Hoppers Crossing community.

By moving the road, we would be creating a direct link to Princes Freeway, meaning traffic will no longer create unnecessary congestion around the station precinct.

This design also simplifies the complex intersections at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Lane and Princes Highway.

Challenges

To build the new road bridge and provide a direct connection between Princes Highway and Old Geelong Road, the project would need to acquire private land in one location.

Design A is the preferred design as it creates better traffic flow in the area and creates a better long-term outcome for Hoppers Crossing.


Artist impression only. Subject to change.

Design B: a new road bridge at level crossing site is the other feasible design

The other feasible design is to build a new road bridge at the current level crossing location. The bridge would begin to rise from the Morris Road roundabout and travel over the Werribee line and join Princes Highway at a new intersection.

Benefits

This new road bridge would join Princes Highway at a new signalised intersection. This provides the opportunity to reconfigure the intersection at Hoppers Lane.

Challenges

To keep the road in its current location, the bridge would form a barrier between local shops and the station precinct.

This design would be complex to build, meaning disruptions to the station and shopping precinct.

We would need to acquire some land around the new road bridge with access to some properties affected.

For information on other designs that were assessed as not feasible, view the Old Geelong Road Technical Brochure.

Planning Scheme Amendment

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) will request that the Minister for Planning make a change to the Wyndham Planning Scheme to help facilitate works the remove the level crossing.

This is known as a Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA). The formal consultation period on the proposed PSA is now open, and you have the opportunity to formally submit feedback below.

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 designs

Artist impression only. Subject to change.

Design A: a new road bridge connecting Old Geelong Road and Princes Highway is the preferred design

Under this design, this level crossing would be removed by constructing a new road bridge over the rail line east of the existing crossing, directly connecting Princes Highway to Old Geelong Road and Heaths Road.

The existing crossing would be closed to traffic, making way for improved community spaces.. Hoppers Crossing train station would be accessed via a new elevated pedestrian and cyclist overpass, with improved access for people with a disability.

Benefits

Due to high traffic volumes, a road bridge would see commuter traffic kept to major roads, creating a safer shopping and station precinct for the Hoppers Crossing community.

By moving the road, we would be creating a direct link to Princes Freeway, meaning traffic will no longer create unnecessary congestion around the station precinct.

This design also simplifies the complex intersections at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Lane and Princes Highway.

Challenges

To build the new road bridge and provide a direct connection between Princes Highway and Old Geelong Road, the project would need to acquire private land in one location.

Design A is the preferred design as it creates better traffic flow in the area and creates a better long-term outcome for Hoppers Crossing.


Artist impression only. Subject to change.

Design B: a new road bridge at level crossing site is the other feasible design

The other feasible design is to build a new road bridge at the current level crossing location. The bridge would begin to rise from the Morris Road roundabout and travel over the Werribee line and join Princes Highway at a new intersection.

Benefits

This new road bridge would join Princes Highway at a new signalised intersection. This provides the opportunity to reconfigure the intersection at Hoppers Lane.

Challenges

To keep the road in its current location, the bridge would form a barrier between local shops and the station precinct.

This design would be complex to build, meaning disruptions to the station and shopping precinct.

We would need to acquire some land around the new road bridge with access to some properties affected.

For information on other designs that were assessed as not feasible, view the Old Geelong Road Technical Brochure.

Planning Scheme Amendment

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) will request that the Minister for Planning make a change to the Wyndham Planning Scheme to help facilitate works the remove the level crossing.

This is known as a Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA). The formal consultation period on the proposed PSA is now open, and you have the opportunity to formally submit feedback below.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We’re removing the level crossing at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing, making the area safer and easier to get around.

    As part of the design process, the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) has undertaken detailed technical investigations. 

    These include ecological surveys, noise monitoring, flood modelling, geotechnical investigations, cultural and heritage studies, feature surveys and traffic data collection. We’ve also worked to establish the location of underground utilities such as gas or telecommunications cabling.

    To help facilitate the project, LXRP will request that the Minister for Planning make a change to the Wyndham Planning

    We’re removing the level crossing at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing, making the area safer and easier to get around.

    As part of the design process, the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) has undertaken detailed technical investigations. 

    These include ecological surveys, noise monitoring, flood modelling, geotechnical investigations, cultural and heritage studies, feature surveys and traffic data collection. We’ve also worked to establish the location of underground utilities such as gas or telecommunications cabling.

    To help facilitate the project, LXRP will request that the Minister for Planning make a change to the Wyndham Planning Scheme. This is known as a Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA).

    As part of the PSA process, we are seeking your feedback on a number of areas relating to the Old Geelong Road level crossing removal. 

    Your feedback will help us understand what’s important to the community and what needs to be considered as we progress with the development of designs.

    A summary of all submissions will be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of a formal request to amend the Wyndham Planning Scheme.

    Submissions may relate to aspects of the Old Geelong Road level crossing removal, including design considerations, management or mitigation measures for any potential impacts, or any other matter relevant to the construction or operation of the project.

    Submissions close Monday 7 October 2019.

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    • understand how we can best communicate with you 
    • identify opportunities to work with you 
    • find out what is important to you so we can keep you up to date.

    Filling out this survey will help us: 

    • understand how we can best communicate with you 
    • identify opportunities to work with you 
    • find out what is important to you so we can keep you up to date.
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to hear from you about the look and feel of the design, landscaping and potential new community space.

    Your feedback will help us understand what is important to the community and will be considered in developing the final design.

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm, Friday 26 July 2019.

    We want to hear from you about the look and feel of the design, landscaping and potential new community space.

    Your feedback will help us understand what is important to the community and will be considered in developing the final design.

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm, Friday 26 July 2019.

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