The dangerous and congested Toorak Road level crossing will be gone for good more than six months ahead of schedule, with traffic set to flow freely and trains travelling over the new rail bridge in April.
Crews are currently working to install 18 massive concrete columns that will support the new rail bridge. In February and March, 20 large U-troughs will be installed to form the rail bridge.
Retaining walls to support sections of the rail bridge are also taking shape at the rail reserve in Tooronga Park and along Talbot Crescent.
To enable the level crossing removal to be completed safely, efficiently and earlier there will be changes to the way people travel around Toorak Road with road and rail closures over the coming months. These have been scheduled during off-peak periods to minimise disruption where possible. For details visit our disruptions page.
Finishing works and landscaping will finish in early 2021, seeing more than 23,000 trees, plants and grasses planted in the area.