Toorak Road Level Crossing due to reopen six months early

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 courtesy of the LXRA.

Toorak Road level crossing is expected to be gone for good more than six months ahead of schedule.

Traffic is set to flow through the crossing with trains traveling along the new rail bridge in April this year.

Crews are now working to install 18 concrete columns to support the new rail bridge. In February and March, 20 large U-troughs will be installed to form the rail bridge.

Retaining walls to support sections of the bridge are also taking shape at the rail reserve in Tooronga Park and along Talbot Crescent.

A total of 62 retaining wall panels will be used on the project. The walls will feature a textured finish and a natural colour, reflecting feedback received during community engagement.

Road and rail closures are expected around Toorak Road over the coming months to enable the crossing construction to be completed safely and efficiently.

Closures have been scheduled during off-peak periods to minimise disruption.

Finishing works and landscaping will finish in early 2021, seeing more than 23,000 trees, plants and grasses planted in the area.

Major works on the crossing started in September 2019.

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