6 November 2017
Works will ramp up this month to remove the level crossing at Camp Road in Campbellfield.
A month-long construction blitz between 15 November and 18 December will see the level crossing removed by Christmas.
Up to 300 people will be working on the project at its peak, with works to include lowering the rail line under Camp Road and building the new road bridge.
Workers will excavate 85,000 cubic metres of soil to create the rail trench – equal to 30 Olympic swimming pools.
Two massive piling rigs, each weighing 100 tonnes, will also help prepare the road bridge foundations.
To get these works done safely, the following disruptions will be in place:
- Camp Road will be closed at the level crossing from 9:00pm 15 November to 6:00am 30 November. Signed detours will be in place for road users during this time.
- The Upfield line will be closed between Coburg and Upfield stations from 8:30pm on 16 November until the last service Sunday 17 December, with buses replacing trains.
The project will be fully complete – including finishing touches and landscaping – by early 2018.