The Melton Highway Level Crossing Removal is a project to be delivered by the Victorian State Government as part of a coordinated program to remove 50 of the worst level crossings in Victoria. A key objective of this project is to develop urban design solutions in order to renew, reinvigorate and reconnect communities.
The Urban Design for Melton Highway Level Crossing Removal Project has been conceived as a local landmark that forms part of the geography of the area and functions as an identifiable built element with design references to its impressive natural landscape and local cultural activities.
The surrounding footpaths, SUP’s and roads have been integrated into the overall design of the bridge and undercroft to enable pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular movements through site. Spaces underneath the bridge have been treated to bring about a lively atmosphere through the use of different shaded paving, while feature up-lights make the space safer at night.