New road underpass set for Clyde Road level crossing
23 Aug 2019
We’re removing the dangerous and congested level crossing at Clyde Road in Berwick by building a road underpass beneath the rail line.
The level crossing at Clyde Road Berwick, is one of Victoria’s worst with the boom gates disrupting traffic for the 22,000 vehicles that go through the level crossing each day.
As part of our preliminary design work, we considered multiple options to remove the Clyde Road level crossing.
Site investigations and engineering assessments determined that a road underpass is the best solution for the area. Other designs would take up to a year longer to complete, would require compulsory acquisition of private properties and relocation of major underground services, including the Longford gas main, which supplies gas to most of Melbourne.
A road underpass design is one of the least disruptive ways to remove the level crossing, meaning fewer lengthy closures of the Pakenham line.
The level crossing at Clyde Road in Berwick is set for removal by 2022, with works beginning in 2020.
By 2022, emergency services, drivers, pedestrians and cyclists will no longer be stuck at the boom gates.
To find out more watch the video below, view our image gallery of the designs, or come and speak to the project team at our community drop-in sessions during September.