VIC level crossing construction works to ramp up in winter

Cheltenham level crossing, courtesy of the Level Crossing Removal Project.

Victoria’s Big Build said the biggest level crossing removal program in Victoria’s history will be undertaken this winter.

It is expected that more than 1000 people will work around the clock from July to remove four level crossings on the Upfield Line.

The Frankston Line will see rail trenches excavated and new stations built, ahead of the removal of level crossings at Park and Charman Roads in Cheltenham, and Balcombe Road in Mentone.

Lyndhurst, Pakenham, Berwick, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Mooroolbark and Lilydale will all be subject to significant level crossing removal works over winter.

More than 15,000 workers on Big Build sites are subject to strict health and safety measures, including changing work practices to reduce staff contact and enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures.

Replacement busses in place as a result of works will also be closely monitored to manage passenger numbers and ensure regular cleaning of key touch points.

Other major projects continuing works over winter will be the North East Link early works, Metro Tunnel with construction of Town Hall Station, the West Gate Tunnel and renewal works on the Bendigo and Sunbury train lines.

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