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Design released for latest LXRP in Melbourne

View of the road closure on both sides of the rail line at Station Street, Officer

Designs have been unveiled for the closure of the level crossing at Station Street, in Officer, Melbourne.

The designs include a new pedestrian and cyclist connection on the north and south of the rail line, improving access to Officer Station.

View from Station Street travelling south towards Officer Station.
View from Station Street travelling south towards Officer Station. Image: Victorian Government.

Once the project is complete, access to Officer Station will be easier and safer, with new pedestrian and cycling path connections. The Victorian Government will also undertake works on either side of the rail line to improve the road condition, including kerbing and signage, and new line marking to clearly signal the changed traffic route.


 

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Construction at Station Street will start next month, with the level crossing set to be permanently closed from Saturday 18 May.

Closing this level crossing will improve safety, with 6 near misses at the level crossing since 2012, reduce congestion and contribute to a level crossing free Pakenham Line by 2025.

Access to Officer Station car park from Officer South Road. Artist impression, subject to change.
Proposed access to Officer Station car park from Officer South Road. Image: The Victorian Government.

110 dangerous and congested level crossings will be removed across Melbourne by 2030, with 75 gone so far.

Community feedback has helped to shape the final designs for the closure.

To learn more about the project, click here.

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