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.
The contract to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Skye/Overton Road has been awarded to joint venture John Holland/KBR. Construction will start by mid-2017, and the level crossing will be removed by mid-2018.
|February 2017||Fast-track crossing removal|
|May 2017||Construction partner announced|
|Mid-2017||Detailed design and early works underway|
|Late 2017||Major construction work begins|
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 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.
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Now we have a design for the Skye/Overton Road level crossing, we have more work to do on modelling and understanding how to best manage noise and air quality during 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 disruption by delivering works on both projects at the same time.
There is further technical work to do as we work with our construction partner to finalise the design. This will include a range of on-site investigations before early works start.
What to expect during construction
Early works involve the relocation of electricity, water and telecommunications services and tree removals. We will provide up-to-date information to local residents closer to this time.
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.
We will provide detailed updates of any disruptions on our planned disruptions page.
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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.