Seaford Road runs from the Nepean Highway past Eastlink and through to Frankston-Dandenong Road. It is a busy thoroughfare and passes through a residential and recreational area with several parks and reserves dotted along Seaford Road.

The level crossing at Seaford Road, Seaford is located between Fortescue Avenue and Railway Parade. The boom gates are down for an average of 32 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.

Seaford Road is one of the busiest level crossing sites along the Frankston line with 17,000 vehicles passing through the level crossing each day.

Latest news

We've been working for more than a year on the best way to remove the Seaford Road level crossing.

We are removing the Seaford Road level crossing with a new hybrid design, which will lower Seaford Road and place the rail line on to a planted embankment to separate road from rail.

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Technical studies have shown that this solution preserves the internationally protected Edithvale-Seaford wetlands and nearby Kananook Creek.

We are looking at innovative ways to ensure the rail line fits with the character of the area, including significant planting and embankments.

In addition, Seaford will benefit from a $10 million package of revitalisation works.

The tender process for the level crossing removal at Seaford Road is now underway. Two consortia – CPB/Aurecon and Lendlease/Acciona/Colesman Rail and WSP are bidding for these works which include the level crossing removals at Seaford Road, Seaford as well as Mascot Avenue, Station Street and Eel Race Road, Carrum. We expect to award the contract later this year, when the final design will be refined and  developed. Construction is due to start in 2018. Read the latest press release.

For more information, please see our latest Community Update.

View the Seaford: hybrid design solution video and transcript.

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Timeline

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Date Stage
2016 Early investigations and consultation on design options.
February 2017 Design solution announced.
March 2017Community consultation on Seaford revitalisation.
Mid to late 2017Tender phase – we are working with the two shortlisted bidders to find a construction partner for the project.
Late 2017Successful construction partner announced.
Mid-2018Start construction.

Community

Community feedback

In March / April 2017 we asked the local community what they want to see as part of the Seaford Revitalisation through community forums and our online engagement hub.

Community feedback received has been developed into a Seaford Revitalisation Community and Stakeholder Feedback Guide—your feedback will help to influence the final designs for the project as it progresses.

We will continue to talk to the community as we refine the design.

Online engagement hub

Visit our community engagement hub and provide your feedback on the Seaford Road, Seaford level crossing removal project.    

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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

Next steps

We will be out meeting with locals and community groups to explain more about the project.

We are establishing a Community Reference Group (CRG) to gain input into the project as we move towards construction. The group will consist of local representatives and project staff. It will provide a forum for sharing information, gaining feedback and capturing local views.

Further details about the group's membership will be provided soon.

Technical work

We have undertaken a range of technical investigations as part of our detailed planning work. These investigations included:

  • rail noise
  • visual assessment
  • feature surveys
  • overshadowing
  • car park surveys
  • traffic monitoring and modelling
  • hydrology
  • utility investigations
  • hydrogeology
  • geotechnical investigations
  • cultural heritage – Indigenous and European
  • property title survey
  • flora and fauna
  • air quality.

View the technical report

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