REMOVING DANGEROUS LEVEL CROSSINGS

Level crossings pose a serious risk to pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and trains. In addition to that, they cause huge delays, often during peak periods.

The Andrews Government understands this.

That’s why we’re working to remove the 50 most dangerous and congested level crossings in Victoria.

Two of these are located in my electorate, on Kororoit Creek Road and Ferguson Street in Williamstown.

These crossing are used by 22,000 vehicles a day, and the boom gates are down for hours a day.

Tragically, the Ferguson Street crossing claimed the lives of two young children in the 1990s.

Both crossings have also seen numerous near misses.

The removal of these crossings will increase safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, and will allow for the partial duplication of the Altona Loop service, meaning fewer delays and more services.

That is why I support the removal of these dangerous crossings.

A design has been released for the Kororoit Creek level crossing site. Currently, no design has been released for Ferguson street and no decision has been made.

For project updates and information about community consultation sessions, please click here for Kororoit Creek and here for Ferguson street.