North-West Program Alliance

Client // Level Crossing Removal Authority

GTA Office // Melbourne

The Victorian Government is removing 50 congested level crossings across Melbourne at a total cost of approximately $6.9bn. The program is led by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA).

GTA is currently providing transport planning, analytics, design and engineering services to the John Holland/KBR led North-West Program Alliance (NWPA), which to date has been awarded contracts to remove four level crossings across Melbourne:

Camp Road, Campbellfield
Skye Road, Frankston            
Buckley Street, Essendon 
High Street, Reservoir

Upon successfully removing these level crossings, the Alliance will then progressively work to remove three additional crossings in Melbourne’s north: Glenroy Road in Glenroy, Bell Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick. Each level crossing presents different challenges and requires a wide range of GTA’s services to deliver the transport aspects of the project.

GTA has contributed to the Level Crossing Removal Project and provided value in the following areas:

  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to achieve the best value-for-money designs
  • Holistic approach to transport integration with considerable improvements for both pedestrians and cyclists
  • Expert signal design and operations input to provide optimised design outcomes at multiple high-congestion sites
  • Development of strategic, mesoscopic and microscopic transport models to analyse road network changes
  • Presentation of the designs at stakeholder workshops and community consultations
  • Facilitation of Safe Systems Assessment workshops to create safer outcomes in the level crossing removals