Six more level crossings to go
Contracts have been awarded to remove more five level crossings on the Frankston line as well as the Clyde Road crossing on the Pakenham line.
The $744 million contract for work at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach has been awarded to an alliance of Lendlease, Acciona Coleman Rail, WSP and Metro Trains Melbourne, with major work to start next year.
The Frankston line will be lowered, removing level crossings at Edithvale Road in Edithvale, Station Street in Bonbeach, and Argyle Avenue, Chelsea Road and Swanpool Avenue in Chelsea.
New, safe, accessible stations will be built at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, and will reflect the coastal look and feel of the area, delivering on feedback from community consultation on the design of the stations.
Thames Promenade will be extended to the Nepean Highway at Chelsea, improving traffic along this stretch of highway.
An alliance comprising Fulton Hogan and Metro Trains Melbourne has been awarded the $166 million contract to remove the Clyde Road level crossing in Berwick by lowering the road under the Pakenham line, boosting safety and reducing congestion for the 22,000 drivers who use the crossing every day.
A $3 billion investment to improve the Frankston line will see the new Carrum Station open in mid February and major works start in Cheltenham and Mentone.
For more information, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au.