Contractors to begin Werribee Street Level Crossing Removal construction

Works will start this month to set up site offices and prepare the area around the Werribee Street level crossing ahead of major works.

The level crossing will be removed by the construction of a rail bridge over the existing crossing, this will also cater for future network improvements planned as part of the Western Rail Plan and Suburban Rail Loop.

Throughout April and May 2020, activity in the area will increase as crews set up site offices along Cottrell Street. They will also locate and relocate underground services such as electricity and water, and clear trees and vegetation within the project area.

During this time, there will be some temporary disruptions in the immediate area, including changes to car parking and the bus stop on Cottrell Street between Greaves and Werribee Streets, as well as some temporary lane closures during off-peak times between 9.30am and 3pm.

Once the essential preparation is complete, crews will begin piling for bridge foundations and a temporary track. This will minimise disruption to important freight services during construction.

Raising the rail line between the Werribee Racecourse and Werribee River will also create new open space and complement Wyndham City Council’s investment in Wyndham Park. Discussions are ongoing to finalise this space.

In partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Project, an alliance of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne has been awarded the contract to deliver this work.

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