Level Crossing Removal Project


Customer: Victorian State Government | Level Crossing Removal Project

Contract: Alliance

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Fast Facts (as at May 2024)

  • 10 level crossings removed
  • Over 18 km of new track laid
  • 11 intersections crossed
  • Over 37 km of underground services relocated or upgraded
  • Over 3.5 million hours worked lost time injury free
  • $265 million invested in local businesses for labour and materials
  • One additional level crossing under way

McConnell Dowell is the constructor and leader of the Western Program Alliance, delivering part of the Victorian state government’s ambitious level crossing removal program, which is set to remove 110 dangerous level crossings by 2030.

Our Alliance brings together ourselves, the Level Crossing Removal Project (government), MTM (network operator), and Arup and Mott MacDonald (design partners).

In seven years we have successfully completed 10 crossing removals in Melbourne’s western and south eastern suburbs, including specific sites at:

  1. Kororoit Creek Road in Williamstown North – a rail over road bridge and duplication of 800 metres of track on the Altona Loop
  2. Abbotts Road in Dandenong South – a rail over road bridge in an industrial zone
  3. Aviation Road in Laverton – a road over rail bridge within a busy shopping precinct
  4. Werribee Street in Werribee - a rail over road bridge, including the main ARTC freight line
  5. Cherry Street in Werribee - a road over rail bridge adjacent to the busy shopping centre of Werribee
  6. Ferguson Street in Williamstown - a lowering of the rail under a busy arterial road and construction of a new station
  7. Old Geelong Road in Hoppers Crossing - a new road over rail bridge and new station facilities.
  8. Greens Road in Dandenong South – a new rail over road bridge as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade
  9. Mt Derrimut Road in Deer Park -  a new rail over road bridge and construction of a new station for V/Line.
  10. Webb Street Narre Warren - a new rail over road bridge and construction of a new station.

Currently underway is another level crossing removal at Diggers Rest, involving a new road over rail bridge.

The Alliance also completed the design and construction of a new train stabling facility in Wyndham Vale for V/Line and duplicated the Cranbourne Line in Melbourne’s south east; the latter including additional level crossing removals.

See the photo gallery below for pictures of completed projects.


With a strong focus on creative ideas and continuous improvement, the Alliance has achieved many innovations including:

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