Thanks for your patience, folks
The Seaford Scouts love a challenge.
Despite a chilly and wet morning, the boys and girls of the troop happily plunged their hands into buckets of cold water at the Seaford Road Level Crossing Removal Project's car wash recently.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority held the car wash on Saturday 23 June to thank the community for its patience during intensive works in Seaford during May and June.
More than 50 people – and plenty of friendly dogs – came along to have the scouts wash their cars, and to check out the plans for the $10 million revitalisation of Seaford’s RF Miles Reserve as part of the works.
The LXRA team gave complimentary car wash vouchers to residents who live very close to the works while other locals donated $10 to the scouts to have their vehicles washed. Muffins and cakes were supplied by local cafe Seaford Breeze while visitors also enjoyed coffee, tea and hot chocolates.
The Seaford Road level crossing is due to be removed by the end of 2018. Community feedback on the Seaford revitalisation package is open until Sunday 8 July.
A special hybrid design has been created for the removal of the crossing, which involves lowering Seaford Road by about 1.5 metres and placing the rail line onto a planted embankment.
This solution means we have been able to build a temporary rail line, allowing trains to continue to run during most of our construction and reducing rail disruptions to commuters.