Level Crossing Removal Project - Western Program Alliance - Kororoit Creek and Abbotts Road

This project by the Level Crossing Removal Authority has achieved an 'Excellent' Design v1.1 IS Rating.



Kororoit Creek Road is used by 22,000 vehicles each day and is part of VicRoads’ Principal Freight Network. It is a key transport corridor that connects the Williamstown North industrial precinct, nearby ports, and residential areas to the Princes Freeway.  

Abbotts Road is a major road that services Dandenong’s industrial precincts and carries thousands of people to and from work every day. It is also a major access point to the South Gippsland Highway and often suffers long delays with the boom gates halting the many trucks and motorists who use this route. This level crossing has also been the site of tragedy, with two people killed at the crossing in the past seven years. 

Removing the boom gates will create better freight connections, improve traffic flow, remove the risk of incidents between passenger trains and road vehicles including large freight vehicles and provide safer passage for pedestrians and cyclists.



  • Rating Type Rail
  • Rating Score 71
  • Registered Date June 2017
  • Certification Date September 2018
  • Practical Completion December 2018
  • State VIC
  • Suburb Melbourne
  • Capital Value $200 Million
  • Assessor Rebecca Hendy
  • Other Key Stakeholders ARUP, McConnell Dowell, Mott MacDonald, Hassell, DCM, Metro Trains Melbourne



For more information about this project, visit the Level Crossings Website.