Works kick off at Cardinia Road level crossing

Works to build a temporary road on the eastern side of the Cardinia Road level crossing are progressing.

The level crossing will be removed by building a road bridge over the rail line, to reduce congestion, travel times and improve safety for the growing community.

To safely build the temporary road, some daytime lane closures and full overnight closures of Cardinia Road will be in place from now through November and December 2019.

Cardinia Road is one of 17 level crossings to be removed on the Pakenham line with boom gates to go by the end of 2021, helping drivers to get home safer and sooner.

The Victorian Government is investing over $15 billion on projects that will create room for 121,000 extra passengers on the Pakenham line in peak hour every week. Removing level crossings allows trains to run faster and, combined with the Metro Tunnel, will slash travel times by up to 50 minutes every day.

Three additional level crossings at Racecourse Road, McGregor Road and Main Street in Pakenham will be removed with a rail over road design and include a new Pakenham superstation to be complete by 2025.

This will provide a third track and platform to help run regional and metro trains more often and deliver a seamless interchange for passengers wanting to connect to the high frequency services which will be serviced by the new, bigger High Capacity Metro Trains.

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