31 August 2017
Construction has kicked off on the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal and partial duplication of the Altona Loop.
The Altona Loop partial duplication will enable trains to pass or to wait off the main Werribee line. This will significantly improve reliability and reduce the probability of trains bypassing the loop.
The Kororoit Creek Road level crossing will be removed by building a dual rail bridge, with the duplication extending for 800 metres from the Altona junction to the Kororoit Creek.
With work on site now underway, a weekend rail line closure from 8:15pm on Friday 1 September until the first service on Monday 4 September will allow crews to install temporary rail crossings so construction equipment can cross the rail line and install concrete barriers that will protect workers from passing trains.
Over the coming weeks, locals will start to see more activity around the level crossing and duplication site, with the team beginning to establish fencing and barriers, clearing topsoil and relocating underground utilities in preparation for major construction later this year.
The $82 million contract for the duplication and removal of the level crossing will be completed by the end of 2018.