Designs released for Camms Road
25 Jun 2021
One of the last remaining level crossings on the busy Cranbourne line will be gone for good by 2024, a year ahead of schedule, with works to start early next year on a new road bridge over the rail line at Camms Road.
Early artist’s impressions have been released for a road bridge that will elevate Camms Road over the rail line, improving safety and easing congestion for the 12,000 drivers who pass through each day.
Pedestrians and cyclists will also have a new, safe way to cross the rail line, with the road bridge to feature wide, well-lit paths.
With more than 137 trains passing through each day and more trains soon to be added to the busy line, removing this dangerous and congested level crossing is critical to improving safety for the community in one of Melbourne's fastest growing areas.
Now, the community is invited to provide feedback on how locals move through the area, and to share their thoughts on urban design elements including landscaping, walking and cycling connections and architectural finishes on the new road bridge.
Part of the $1 billion Cranbourne Line Upgrade, Camms Road is 1 of 4 level crossings to be removed along the Cranbourne line, in addition to a new Merinda Park Station and full duplication of the line – allowing for trains every 10 minutes.
The road bridge alignment also accommodates recent duplication works on the line and ensures that any future plans to extend the line to Clyde or upgrade Cranbourne Station in the years to come will still be possible once the level crossing has been removed.
Meanwhile, the Victorian Government has committed to the delivery of new and upgraded car spaces at Cranbourne Station as part of the Car Parks for Commuters program, featuring improved CCTV and lighting as well as more bicycle parking facilities.
Provide feedback on the Camms Road Level Crossing Removal Project at Engage Victoria.