Overton Road runs from the Nepean Highway, over Wells Road and becomes Skye Road. The area predominantly consists of commercial outlets, as well as a small residential area. Kananook Primary School is also nearby, making safety a key concern of the local community.

The level crossing is located between Skye and Overton Road in Frankston. Just under 10,000 vehicles pass through the level crossing each day. The boom gates are down for an average of 34 minutes during the weekday peak between 7:00am and 9:00am, significantly impacting travel times for thousands of motorists and causing frustration for all road users.

Latest news

Work is about to begin on the removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Skye/Overton Road. Over the next few weeks workers will be on site carrying out a range of pre-construction works.

This will include setting up safety fencing along the construction site, establishing the site office and conducting further geotechnical works.

Timeline

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Date Stage
Ongoing Site investigations
August 2017 Site establishment
Late 2017 Weekend rail closures
Late 2017 to mid-2018 Major construction work
Early to mid-2018Road and rail closures to remove level crossing
Mid-2018 Project completion

Design

In response to community feedback the rail bridge is lower and shorter than our reference design from late 2016.

The rail bridge solution will:

  • improve access and liveability in the area by allowing people to travel by foot, bike, bus or car from one side of the rail line to the other safely and efficiently
  • increase access also has a positive impact for local businesses
  • open public space under or around the structure, creating new spaces and opportunities for improvements such as car parks, pedestrian and cycle paths, and landscaping
  • allow for large trees to be planted along the rail line for privacy and screening
  • not have any private property acquisition and no impact to the existing floodplain and overland water flow.

The design includes new public open space, a pedestrian and cycle path, landscaping, and car parking for 60 vehicles in a new off-street car park under the bridge structure opposite Toyota on Wells Road.

Community

Community engagement hub

Visit our community engagement hub at Your Level Crossing.

We have been engaging with the local community since late 2015 and have held community information sessions and presentations, door knocked residents and traders, and engaged with the community online.

There will be more opportunities to get involved and contribute. Sign up to receive email updates.

Contact us

Email

Email us at contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

Phone

Contact our project hotline: 1800 762 667
Translation service: for languages other than English: 9280  0780

Construction impacts

Site investigations

Technical work at Skye/Overton Road is continuing in the lead up to the start of construction.

We are working closely with the Frankston Station redevelopment, which is due to begin before the end of 2017. This will include identifying opportunities to reduce disruptions by delivering major works on both projects at the same time.

What to expect during construction

Early works involve the relocation of electricity, water and telecommunications services and tree removals. We are providing information to local residents and traders ahead of these works.

Major construction work will begin in late 2017 with the majority of construction work done while trains are running.

Access will be maintained to local traders, and pedestrians and cyclists will be kept moving as much as possible.

Lanes on the roads approaching the intersection will be reconfigured to help traffic flow more smoothly once the level crossing is removed.

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We will keep you informed about the project and its progress via website updates, social media, regular email bulletins and letterbox drops, local newspaper advertising, onsite information boards and community information displays.

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