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Level crossing removal works are ramping up at Toorak Road

23 Sep 2019

Works to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Toorak Road, Kooyong, will ramp up in early October as we get on with the job of removing one of Melbourne’s worst bottlenecks.

These works will involve a full closure of Toorak Road in both directions from 9:00pm on Friday 4 October until 5:00am on Monday 7 October.

Drivers should plan ahead and allow extra time if travelling through the area. Detour signage will be in place and motorists are encouraged to use Burke Road, Tooronga Road and Glenferrie Road to avoid the closure.

Monash Freeway traffic that would usually exit at Toorak Road should instead use the Burke Road exit to avoid the closure and CityLink tolls.

During this closure crews will work around the clock to relocate services that will allow trains to keep running as we remove the level crossing.

Works on the new rail bridge foundations will also begin during this road closure.

Buses will replace trains on the Glen Waverley line over the same weekend as Metro Trains undertakes routine maintenance work. This will allow us to undertake additional works that will minimise future road and rail disruptions.

The rail bridge design also minimises road and rail disruption, with no expected full closures of Toorak Road during busy peak times.

There will be further weekend, overnight and single-lane closures to allow us to safely deliver the project. To keep up to date with these closures, visit our disruptions page, or by sign up to receive email updates.

Artist impression of the new rail bridge over Toorak Road. Subject to change.

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