Toorak Road $89M Level Crossing Removal works continue

A level crossing at Toorak Road in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Kooyong will be removed using a rail bridge design solution, the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Authority has said.
Artist’s impression of the rail bridge design. Image: LXRA.

The Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and Metro (MTM) Alliance are continuing with works to remove the Toorak Road Level Crossing. 

A nine day construction blitz is beginning to remove the Toorak Road level crossing.

The Victorian Government has been working closely with with the construction industry, unions and our contractors to ensure the Big Build program can continue safely.

More than 15,000 workers are delivering the critical transport infrastructure to keep Victoria moving.

Strict protocols are in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce and community consistent with the latest advice from the Chief Health Officer.

Construction activities have been modified to maintain social distancing and provide extra protection for workers who need to work in close proximity for short periods of time. There are also enhanced industrial cleaning and additional hygiene measures in place.

Crews will work around the clock to remove the boom gates on Toorak Road, install new tracks, ballast, overhead wiring, complete signalling works and connect the new rail bridge to the Glen Waverley Line.

When works are finished trains will begin travelling over the new rail bridge, with traffic flowing freely underneath.

Finishing works and landscaping will be complete in 2021 with more than 23,000 trees, plants and grasses planted.

The Victorian Government is removing 75 level crossings by 2025, with 34 currently removed.

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