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Cardinia Road level crossing to go months ahead of schedule

29 Oct 2020

Construction of the new Cardinia Road bridge over the Pakenham line has rapidly taken shape in recent months. Strong progress will allow the new bridge to open in December following a two-week construction blitz – months ahead of the original 2021 completion date.

During the two-week construction blitz, crews will work around the clock to get the new Cardinia Road bridge ready for traffic by connecting the existing Cardinia Road to the bridge, laying asphalt, completing line-marking and installing signage.

Meanwhile other parts of the project are also on track for early completion. Landscaping has started in preparation for 350 new trees to be planted in spring 2021. More than a kilometre of new pedestrian and shared paths will open early next year, connecting residents to Cardinia Road Station, local bus stops and the Lakeside Shopping Centre.

Work on a new community open space under the road bridge will start early next year.

To enable crews to complete the new road bridge, Cardinia Road will be closed for two weeks from 9pm Friday 20 November to 5am Monday 7 December. When the bridge opens to traffic on 7 December, trains and traffic will be safely separated, removing the level crossing for good.

Workers installing retaining walls on the new Cardinia Road bridge in Pakenham.

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