50 level crossings under contract
11 Dec 2019
Contracts on six level crossing removals were awarded this week, bringing the total number of level crossing removals under contract to 50. Thirty level crossings have already been removed with another 20 now in construction or planning.
The $744 million contract for work at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach has been awarded to an alliance of Lendlease, Acciona Coleman Rail, WSP and Metro Trains Melbourne – with work to start in 2020.
New, safe, accessible stations will be built at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, and will reflect the coastal look and feel of the area – delivering on feedback from community consultation on the design of the stations. Thames Promenade will be extended to the Nepean Highway at Chelsea – improving traffic along this stretch of highway.
In the south east, an alliance of Fulton Hogan and Metro Trains Melbourne has been awarded the $166 million contract to remove the Clyde Road level crossing in Berwick by lowering the road under the Pakenham line – boosting safety and reducing congestion for the 22,000 drivers who use the crossing every day.
These contract awards mean that the Level Crossing Removal project is on track toward its goal of removing 75 level crossings by 2025.