24 June 2016
Construction ramps up this winter to remove three more dangerous level crossings in Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh in Melbourne's southeast.
Over the next 37 days, 1,000 construction workers working 24 hours a day will excavate more than 250,000 cubic metres of soil and rock to remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Centre, McKinnon and North Roads in Melbourne's South East.
From 9:00pm on Friday 24 June until the last service on Sunday 31 July, buses will replace trains on the Frankston line between Caulfield and Moorabbin stations so intensive construction to remove level crossings at North, McKinnon and Centre roads can be carried out. Buses will also replace trains on the Stony Point line.
During the June/July rail works, North Road will remain open with some lane closures to enable construction of Ormond Station. Centre Road will be closed at the level crossing the weekend of 25-26 June and McKinnon Road will be closed overnight the same weekend. Regular overnight closures will also be needed. Please view our disruptions page for updates.
Every hour, 150 trucks will need to transport soil offsite, making this the most disruptive period for locals. To facilitate the large number of trucks, some on-street car spaces will be temporarily removed and some streets will operate one-way. The truck haulage routes and parking adjustment maps are available on our website.
Pedestrian and supplier access for businesses along local shopping strips will be maintained throughout the 37 day rail works and support via the Open for Business marketing campaign will also continue throughout this period.
Further details available at our North McKinnon Centre page.