Construction works have begun at the Old Geelong Road level crossing removal project in Hoppers Crossing.
Works will be undertaken by an alliance of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne in partnership with the Level Crossing Removal.
The alliance won the $355.5 million package for the construction of the Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street level crossing removals in early 2020.
Crews will remove the level crossing by building a new road bridge over the rail line which will connect the Princes Highway to Old Geelong Road.
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On completion the current level crossing will be closed to traffic to make way for improved community areas and landscaping.
In early February works begun to lift retaining wall panels into place, which marks the first steps in building the new road bridge.
Construction is also underway on the new pedestrian and cycling overpass at Hoppers Crossing Station.