The Victorian Government has awarded a $542.4 million contract to remove four level crossings and build two new stations.
The project will remove level crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street, Reynard Street and Moreland Road. The two new stations will be built at Coburg and Moreland.
The contract was awarded to an alliance of John Holland Group, Kellogg Brown & Root and Metro Trains Melbourne. The alliance has already removed six crossings and built Frankston Station.
The team is currently removing the level crossing at High Street, Reservoir and building the new Reservoir Station.
As part of the project, pedestrian crossing lights along the Upfield bike path will be synchronised with the nearby Sydney Road lights to help improve flow of pedestrians and cyclists.
Both new stations will offer lifts and stairs, a landscaped civic plaza and a . total of 132 new bike parking spaces.
Investigative works and service relocations are underway in preparation for major construction next year.
The level crossings will be gone in late 2020 and the open space ready for locals to enjoy in 2021.
Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn said she is excited to soon see major works begin.
“This important project will make the area precincts safer and deliver new open space for locals to enjoy.”