Seaford Road blitz underway
17 Aug 2018
This morning we kicked off a major construction blitz at Seaford Road with the first four of 16 bridge beams lifted into place.
Over the next six weeks, 130 people will be working around the clock remove the Seaford Road level crossing.
Seaford Road will be lowered by 1.5 metres, the rest of the 60-tonne bridge beams will be lifted into place, and further work on the embankments will take place. We’ll also start removing the temporary track and begin work on the walking and cycling path that will run from Eel Race Road to Frankston.
At the end of the works blitz, Seaford Road will reopen without the level crossing, allowing traffic to flow freely without being delayed by boom gates. Work on the $10 million revitalisation package and upgrades to RF Miles Reserve will begin later this year and continue into early 2019.
You’ll be able to drive under the new elevated rail bridge when the road opens to traffic on Friday 28 September.
Seaford Road closure and detour
To enable works to take place, parts of Seaford Road and Railway Parade, near the level crossing, will be closed from 9:00pm Friday 17 August to Friday 28 September 2018.
Impact on trains
During the works blitz, buses will replace trains between Carrum and Frankston, and on the Stony Point line, on Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August 2018 and from the evening of Saturday 8 September until Sunday 16 September 2018.
Important track installation and signalling works will be carried out during the rail shutdowns.