Carrum community update - August 2018
14 Aug 2018
The Level Crossing Removal Authority is removing 13 level crossings along the Frankston line to improve safety and reduce congestion. We are also building the new Station Street road bridge across the Patterson River, the first stage in the removal of three dangerous and congested level crossings near Carrum.
Works to build the new Station Street road bridge continued throughout July. Set to open by the end of 2018, the new Station Street road bridge will have two lanes for local traffic, a dedicated bike lane and a shared walking and cycling path.
This bridge will provide safer and more direct routes for local traffic, improve local trips between Carrum and Bonbeach, and provide an important connection for the Bay Trail located on either side of Patterson River.
The installation of the bridge beams will continue throughout August. At the same time, construction of the bridge deck, including the concrete pour and barrier works, will take place on the north side of the river.
We will also be installing and relocating utilities and undertaking drainage works for the new bridge. Towards the end of August, we will install the barriers and parapets on the bridge. There will also be some tree trimming required. We will notify residents in advance about any potential impacts.
Works underway at Carrum Station
Soil investigations will be needed over the coming months as we prepare to remove the Eel Race Road and Station Street level crossings, and construct the new Carrum Station.
Early works for the new Carrum Station will begin in August, when soil testing and service relocation works will take place along Station Street and Nepean Highway.
We will continue to keep residents up to date.
Extended work hours
Longer hours and nightworks are needed to complete construction of the bridge by the end of the year.
Our extended work hours will continue through August and September allowing us to conduct works safely while ensuring that there is minimal impact to commuters and train operations.
To minimise disruption to nearby residents, only low impact works will take place during night shifts, we will use solar generated lights to avoid the generator noise, and install noise blankets and monitors.
The works for the extended hours are confined to the construction sites on the north and south abutments on the Patterson River and across the bridge deck. Minor preparation works will take place at the Launching Way construction site. We will continue working closely with residents to minimise disruptions wherever possible.
Help shape your local area
In addition to the level crossing removals, works in Carrum will include the extension of McLeod Road through to the beach and a new beach promenade, a new Carrum Station, a new village square, streetscaping and landscaping and new walking and cycling connections.
We've been working with the Carrum Revitalisation Reference Group throughout the year to workshop 'ideas' and build on community feedback from 2017.
This final stage of consultation will be seeking feedback on the next level of detail for the design, including use of the open spaces, public art, landscaping and vegetation, and walking and cycling amenities.
Join us at the following drop-in session to share your feedback on the Carrum revitalisation project:
When: Saturday 18 August 10am–1pm
Where: Carrum Surf Life Saving Club
Or, share your feedback at your.levelcrossings.vic.gov. au/carrum
Our online consultation hub is now open and will be open until Friday 24 August 2018.
Community site briefings
Come along to one of our community site briefings to hear from our engineers about how we are building the Station Street bridge, how the project is progressing and what’s next on the timeline. The next community site briefings are scheduled for:
When: Tuesday 28 August, 10am
Saturday 1 September, 10am
Where: At the viewing sign on the banks of Patterson River (opposite the end of Valetta Street)
Patterson River disruptions
The ability for boats to travel along the Patterson River will continue to be maintained throughout the construction period. Our work zone is clearly marked with signage to alert boaters of potential navigation hazards.
River traffic management will remain in place and all ramps at Patterson River Launching Way will remain open during construction. Every effort is being made to maximise access for the upcoming snapper season.
Some short-term river closures – up to a couple of hours – will be required at times to safely construct the new Station Street road bridge.
Any closures will be kept to a minimum and prior notice will be provided to river users.