Works to remove the two level crossings at Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road, Bayswater is now complete, with minor landscaping works now underway.
The project team comprising of Laing O’Rourke, Fulton Hogan and AECOM, in an alliance with Public Transport Victoria, Metro Trains Melbourne and VicRoads, has removed the level crossings and rebuilt Bayswater Station.
What's been happening
The new premium Bayswater Station is now complete, with both Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road level crossings removed for good. The project has worked hard to deliver a significant amount of work whilst minimising impacts to the local community and businesses.
Throughout March, works took place to complete the installation of station lifts, the reconfiguration of the station car park and bus interchange. Final asphalting works along Mountain Highway and the reopening of Railway Parade also took place during this time.
One kilometre of shared use path, connecting Mountain Highway to Scoresby Road and linking in to the wider bike path network, is also now open.
Public artwork has also been installed to enhance the newly created Mountain Highway underpass to Bayswater Station. The mural in the theme of 'Connecting to place, connecting people' was designed by Aboriginal artists, Graffix Creative, and students from Bayswater Secondary College.
We would like to thank local residents and traders for your patience while we removed these two level crossings, built the new station and road bridge.
Careful planning and scheduling will maintain road access through much of the construction program, however some road closures will be necessary to undertake works safely.
From late April through to the first half of 2017, the Mountain Highway street-scaping will commence on behalf of Knox City Council. These works are part of Knox Council's commitment to the revitalisation of Bayswater, which includes a new alfresco dining areas along the Mountain Highway retail precinct.
The project will continue to ensure local businesses and residents are kept informed of upcoming works, while we work to minimise disruptions and construction impacts. Unfortunately noise will be noticeable from construction activities and temporary lane closures will be required to deliver these works safely.
The team will provide regular updates as these works progress, to stay up to date we encourage you to subscribe below.
Removal of the level crossings has transformed the station forecourt and surrounding area into a modern transport interchange. Works included:
- Lowering the rail line below Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road
- Raising Mountain Highway at the crossing to allow continued train access to the Train Maintenance Facility behind Bayswater Station
- Rebuilding Bayswater Station with platforms accessed via lifts, ramps and stairs
- Reconstructing the station car park, optimising parking and providing the same number of spaces
- Building a new walking and cycling path.
We want to thank the local community for your ongoing patience and understanding during our construction works. We couldn't have done it without you!
Traders open for business
The project team has been working closely with local traders to minimise the impacts of construction where we can, and ensure access to local businesses is maintained at all times. We encourage the local Bayswater community to continue supporting their local businesses, who are trading as usual throughout the project.
Local residents, businesses and other stakeholders will be kept up to date with the project and its progress via website updates, regular bulletins and letterbox drops, local newspaper advertising, onsite information boards and community information displays.