27 July 2016

Melton Highway level crossing with boom gate down and banked up traffic

A shortlist of bidders to remove the Melton Highway level crossing in Sydenham has been announced. These include:

  • BMD Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd
  • WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd and Rizzani de Eccher Australia Pty Ltd (joint venture)

The shortlisting comes after a competitive Expression of Interest process, announced earlier this year. The Request for Tender will be issued later this month.

The preferred design to remove this level crossing is a road bridge over the rail line. The project team has been seeking feedback from local residents, council and local businesses on this preferred design since February 2016. This feedback has helped to refine the project's design, which the bidders must address in their tender proposal.

LXRA will continue to consult with the community on key local issues, including traffic, access to shops and property, and urban design during construction of the road bridge.

The contract for these works will be awarded by the end of this year with completion expected in late 2018.