Setting up site for Ferguson Street
04 Jan 2021
A contract has now been awarded to remove the level crossing at Ferguson Street Williamstown, with site set up to take place early this year, ready for works to start in February.
The $192 million contract was awarded last week to an alliance comprising McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald, Metro Trains and the Level Crossing Removal Project and will create 600 local jobs at peak construction.
The signing of contracts paves the way for construction teams to start setting up two site compounds from mid-January: on Kororoit Creek Road, near the Champion Road roundabout; and on Power Street near North Williamstown Station.
The site set-up will take place from mid-January to late February 2021, during which time locals and visitors to the area are being advised to look out for reduced speed limits and intermittent traffic stops.
These compounds will provide a base for workers, materials and equipment throughout the project, and include office space, car parking and storage areas.
Having them located close to our level crossing removal works allows us to get the job done as quickly and safely as possible, both for construction workers and the broader community.
The dangerous and congested level crossing at Ferguson Street will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new North Williamstown Station. Boom gates will be gone for good by 2022.
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