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.

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We’re starting construction in Seaford.

Construction to remove the Seaford Road, Seaford level crossing will begin in early 2018. The level crossing will be removed by 2018 and the project will be completed in 2019. This project will reduce traffic delays and improve safety.

The Victorian Government has awarded a consortium comprising Lendlease, Acciona Coleman and WSP, the contract to remove the Seaford Road, Seaford level crossing. The LXRA will work with our construction partners and Metro Trains Melbourne to build the project.

Seaford will also benefit from a $10 million revitalisation including:

  • a new cycling and walking path stretching from Eel Race Road, past Seaford Station through to R.F. Miles Reserve and on to Frankston
  • upgrades to R.F. Miles Reserve such as improvements to the oval, tree planting, a new playground and picnic facilities
  • streetscaping and landscaping along Seaford Road
  • a new pedestrian crossing on Railway Parade, between Johnston Street and Weatherston Road, that will connect to R.F. Miles Reserve via new open public space.

The hybrid design involves lowering Seaford Road by about 1.5 metres and placing the rail line onto a planted embankment. This design avoids impacts on groundwater flows, so plants and wildlife in Edithvale-Seaford wetlands and Kananook Creek will be protected.

Seaford hybrid design

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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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Community

You can help transform Seaford

We need your help to shape the revitalisation of Seaford.

Building on the feedback already received, now is the time to decide what is included.

Key proposed upgrades to R.F. Miles Reserve include:

  • a new playground, nature play areas and tree planting
  • picnic facilities and lawn seating terraces
  • improvements to the oval and car parking.

We want your feedback on:

  • the upgrades you would like to see in R.F. Miles Reserve
  • streetscaping and landscaping – plant varieties, look and feel
  • walking and cycling connections – how do you get around Seaford?

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute your ideas in early 2018 via:

  • community forums
  • our online engagement activities
  • your Seaford Community Reference Group members.

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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Community Reference Group (CRG)

The purpose of the CRG is to ensure that local community members have a voice on issues that affect them throughout the life of the Seaford Road level crossing removal project. The group has no formal decision-making power.

The CRG will assist the project team by:

  • providing a local perspective, particularly in relation to minimising construction impacts on local communities
  • bring local knowledge/networks to encourage discussions with interested and affected residents, businesses, interest and industry groups
  • creating opportunities for individuals and groups affected by the project to participate in the projects community events (information sessions/pop ups).

The first CRG meeting was held on 10 October 2017 and the second will be held in January 2018.

To get in touch with one of the CRG members, please email us and we will pass on your contact details.

Seaford Road Community Reference Group members

  • Sonya Kilkenny, MP
  • Michael Browne, Seaford Primary School
  • Simon Corrigan, community member
  • Kate Hamilton, community member
  • Luke Jenkins, community member
  • Kate Jewell, Frankston City Council
  • Ken Matthews, Kananook Creek Association
  • Dale O’Neil, Seaford Football Netball Club
  • Vera Roberts, community member
  • Ashley Sayers, Seaford Cricket Club
  • Noel Tudball, Seaford Community Committee

Construction impacts

To prepare for the Seaford Road level crossing removal, we will be out doing geotechnical and service investigations near the site for up to four weeks from Wednesday 7 February, 2018.

There will be some localised noise and dust associated with the works.

Access to properties will be maintained, however at times there will be traffic control in place, including lane closures and possibly some restricted turning movements on Railway Parade, Fortescue Ave and Elsie Ave for the safety of workers and traffic.

Kananook Train Storage Facility

As part of the Frankston Line level crossing removals, we’re building a purpose-built facility close to Kananook station on the corner of Miles Grove and Wells Road, to allow more trains to run more often following the completion of the Metro Tunnel.

View the Kananook Train Storage Facility

Timeline

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DateStage
Early 2018 Construction starts to remove the Seaford Road level crossing
Late 2018 Seaford Road level crossing removed
2019 Seaford Road project complete
Mid 2019 Construction of Kananook Train Storage Facility starts
Late 2020 Kananook Train Storage Facility complete.

Publications

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