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Clyde Road, Berwick community update – May 2019

10 May 2019

We want to hear from you

The Victorian Government is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne. Twenty nine level crossings have already been removed, and now we want to hear from you about what’s next.

The level crossing at Clyde Road in Berwick is set for removal by 2022, with a design to be announced later this year and works beginning in 2020.

The Clyde Road, Berwick level crossing is one of Victoria’s worst with the boom gates down for more than a third of the morning peak, disrupting traffic flow for the 22,000 vehicles that drive through the level crossing each day.

Work so far has included geotechnical investigations, service proving and environmental and cultural heritage studies to help understand how we might best remove this level crossing.

Technical assessments and community feedback will be important considerations in developing the project design.

The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be in your area to talk about the project and how you can provide feedback.

We want to know about what is important in your community, how you move around the area and what you would like to see as part of the project.

Cars banked up at the level crossing on Clyde Road

Project benefits

  • Improving safety for road users, pedestrians and cyclists
  • Easing congestion and slashing travel times
  • Better transport connections
  • Stimulate economic growth by creating hundreds of jobs
  • Making it easier for people to move around the area

Technical assessments underway

Before the level crossing is removed, we need to consider the best design for the local area.

We look at technical feasibility, minimising disruption, future-proofing the area and creating safe spaces for people to live, work and play.

We’re analysing site and technical information to better understand the area and help identify the best design to remove the Clyde Road level crossing.

What we’ve done so far

  • Geotechnical investigations: testing water and ground conditions to help inform design development and construction approach.
  • Utility services assessment: locating where water, sewerage, electricity, gas and telecommunication service pipes are located around the level crossing.
  • Stakeholder meetings: meeting with a range of stakeholders including other transport agencies, to understand how the project will link to future planning for the area and ensure it does not stop other projects from happening.
  • Survey investigations: identifying local topography and landmarks to help in planning for the project.

Other considerations include potential impacts to property, property access, the transport network and the community and local businesses.

Project timeline

DateActivities
2019 Planning
2020 Construction
2021 Boom gates gone
2022 Completion

*Please note that the timeline above is subject to change.

Boom gates down at Clyde Road, causing congestion

Get involved

Join the conversation about the Clyde Road Level Crossing Removal Project.

As part of our planning work, we want to hear from you about what is important to the community, how you move around the area and how the removal of this level crossing could make your journeys safer and easier.

Online

Head to our online engagement hub to share your ideas.

Events

We’re hosting community drop-in information sessions during May to hear your views.

Check our events page for future event details.

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