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Concept designs unveiled for Melton LXRPs

Image 1: View of the new road bridge at Ferris Road, looking south at Cobblebank Village. Image: Victorian Government.

The Victorian Government has released concept designs for two level crossing removals at Melton, in Melbourne’s west with the works set to make the region boom gate free by 2026.

All up, these works will deliver level crossing removals for four crossings (at Coburns Road, Exford Road, Ferris Road and Hopkins Road), which is expected to ease congestion for 73,000 vehicles daily.

A new Melton Station will also be delivered as part of this project, with the new station set to open in 2026.

New road bridges will be built over the rail line at Ferris Road (Melton) and Hopkins Road (Truganina). The early concept designs detail the new rail bridges that will take trains over Coburns and Exford Roads in Melton and to the new Melton Station.

The Melton level crossing removals will also pave the way for the introduction of larger nine-car VLocity trains as part of the $650 million Melton Line Upgrade, increasing capacity for passengers by 50 per cent.


 

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Major construction is set to begin later this year.

As a result of feedback, new walking and cycling paths will feature on the road bridges. This aspect has been funded through the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution fund (GAIC).

Image 2: View of the new road bridge at Hopkins Road, looking north towards the western freeway. Image: Victorian Government.
View of the new road bridge at Hopkins Road, looking north towards the western freeway. Image: Victorian Government.

The Victorian Government is removing 110 level crossings from around Melbourne by 2030, with 77 already gone.

Member for Melton Steve McGhie said the release of the designs was an exciting step forwards for the project.

“The release of these designs takes us closer to getting rid of all the level crossings in Melton and we encourage everyone in the community to provide feedback on this suburb-shaping project,” McGhie said.

To view the concept designs and learn more, click here.

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