Major construction works to kick off at Hallam
24 Dec 2020
Faster and safer journeys are closer for thousands of people in Melbourne’s south east with a $248 million contract set awarded to remove the Hallam Road level crossing and build a new Hallam Station. This project will create 900 local full-time jobs at peak construction.
The level crossing has been the site of 14 near misses in the past 10 years and the boom gates are down for nearly a third of the two-hour morning peak, delaying around 20,000 vehicles each day.
Building a rail bridge to remove the level crossing will improve safety, traffic flow and pedestrian connections between Cranbourne, Spring Square and Hampton Park Town Centre.
A dual-entrance elevated station will also be built at Hallam, with modern facilities for the 2200 passengers who use the station each day, and improved pedestrian and cycling connections around the station precinct.
Over the next month, the project team will prepare the site for piling, electrical and steel works is set to begin in January. The Hallam Road level crossing will be removed in 2022.
The project to be delivered by an alliance of Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs, Metro Trains Melbourne and the Level Crossing Removal Project.
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