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South Gippsland Highway road bridge on the way up

10 Dec 2020

The new road bridge to remove the level crossing at South Gippsland Highway is taking shape in Dandenong South.

Over the coming months, 674 retaining wall panels will be installed, holding more than 50 Olympic sized swimming pools worth of soil to create the new road bridge.

The panels are manufactured by a family run business in Sale, Victoria, using Australian materials. The local business employs over 90 staff and we’ve kept them busy using their services to manufacture retaining wall panels for our Evans Road, Lyndhurst and Cardinia Road, Pakenham projects.

The panels feature a geometric design and when installed at South Gippsland Highway will form a solid graphic image from afar. Next year, the panels will be painted an earthy tone, referencing historic buildings in the area.

Check out the latest construction progress photos.

Pakenham line construction blitz – February 2021

Major construction will reach a significant milestone in February when 17 bridge beams, each weighing 27 tonnes, are installed over the Pakenham line during a week-long construction blitz.

Buses will replace trains on sections of the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines from 10pm Friday 19 February to last service Thursday 25 February.

South Gippsland Highway will also be closed for periods during this time, between Princes Highway and Dandenong Bypass  to allow us to safely install the new bridge beams.

During this time, level crossing removal works will also take place along the Pakenham line at Hallam Road, Hallam and Clyde Road, Berwick.

For more information about road and rail disruptions this summer, visit Victoria’s Big Build.

The South Gippsland Highway level crossing will be gone for good by 2022.

A large patterned concrete retaining wall panel is lifted into place and guided by construction worker.

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