Caulfield to Dandenong area 3 Community update – August 2017
01 Aug 2017
Major milestones reached
Major works are underway to remove level crossings at Corrigan, Heatherton and Chandler roads and to rebuild Noble Park Station.
Construction works have ramped up significantly, with a number of major project milestones achieved. This brings us one step closer to removing three of Victoria's worst level crossings.
In mid July, Noble Park underwent significant transformation with the first beam placed over Corrigan Road. This is the first beam to be placed across a road n the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project. Over the past month we have made great progress. Approximately 50 per cent of horizontal beams and 96 per cent of piers have been installed. Additionally, we have completed piling activities (ground strengthening), with over 600 piles in the ground — a major project milestone.
Noble Park is undergoing a one of the biggest transformations in its recent history, with the new elevated rail removing the existing barrier between the community and the Ian Street and Douglas Street shopping precincts.
We are working hard to minimise disruptions, with trains running the majority of the time. However, there will be some disruptions as we deliver this significant project.
- Buses will replace trains between Caulfield and Dandenong stations from Saturday 2 September 12:30am to Sunday 3 September (last service).
- At the level crossing on Heatherton Road there will be lane closures until November 2017. Two-way traffic will be maintained.
- Mons Parade – there will be intermittent closures on Mons Parade between Ian Street and Heatherton Road until early 2018. Closures will be between 7:00am and 6:00pm daily. Please follow detour signs.
Getting on with the job
By the end of August we anticipate to have reached more major milestones with 100 per cent of piers installed. Over the coming months we will continue to construct the new Noble Park Station with platform, canopy and concourse works to be undertaken.
Supporting local traders
We are working hard to minimise the impacts of construction and making sure customers can access local shops and businesses at all times.
Our trader care team recently visited businesses in Noble Park to introduce an initiative called the Small Business Mentoring Service.
This confidential service provides traders with marketing advice, help with a business strategy, or ideas to address current challenges. The project is offering every trader impacted by the project works three free sessions with a friendly mentor.
If you have any questions, please contact us or visit the Noble Park Information Hub, located in the station car park (Douglas Street).
Open hours: Tuesdays 9:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesdays 3:00pm to 7:00pm and every second Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm.