Works at Clyde Road to begin soon and new bus interchange for Berwick Station
16 Mar 2020
The Clyde Road, Berwick level crossing is one step closer to being removed with the contract signed and early works set to begin soon.
In a significant boost for commuters in Melbourne’s south-east, the level crossing removal project at Clyde Road, Berwick has been expanded to upgrade the bus interchange at Berwick Station.
The bus interchange will be relocated to the south side of the station to make it safer, reduce travel times and enable it to cater for more services to run in the future.
Updates to the project design will now maintain access to Jane Street and Reserve Street and install a new U-turn north of Gibb Street. These changes, which are based on community feedback, will benefit residents, businesses and emergency services.
Around 22,000 vehicles travel through the Clyde Road, Berwick level crossing each day, with the boom gates down for up to a third of the morning peak.
Site establishment will start soon, involving the installation of a site compound, fencing and offices paving the way for major construction to start. Works will be complete in 2022.
Removing the level crossing by building a road underpass beneath the rail line will improve safety and traffic flow, meaning emergency services will no longer get stuck at the boom gates.
To find out more about the project, visit the project page.