Level Crossing Removal Project


Customer: Victorian State Government | Level Crossing Removal Project

Contract: Alliance

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Fast Facts (as at September 2022)

  • 9 level crossing 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
  • 3 additional level crossings planned or 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 our first five years we successfully completed 9 crossing removals in Melbourne’s western and south eastern suburbs, including specific sites at:

The Alliance has 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 for pictures of completed projects.

The Alliance is currently removing one more level crossing in Narre Warren (Webb Street).


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

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