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Major works underway

Construction crews have been busy at our Kororoit Creek Road site, working through our first two weekend rail closures to prepare the area for the removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing.

Excavators working at the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal site

Works now completed include:

  • Installation of a temporary crossing over the train tracks for construction vehicles
  • Erection of on-site sheds and fencing
  • Relocation of underground utilities.

Speed limits have been reduced to keep workers safe and a temporary pedestrian crossing has been put in place near the construction area.

Project timeline

DatePhase
November 2015 to December 2016

Community consultation

July 2017

Site establishment

  • Constructed access and truck routes.
  • Prepared the site for construction, including setting up a project office.
  • Established site access from Kororoit Creek Road.
August to October 2017

Early construction works

October 2017 to April 2018
  • Track works in preparation for major rail line closure.
  • Prepare work-site for installation of the rail bridge.
  • Early bridge construction works.
May to July 2018

Main rail line closure

  • Works in rail corridor to duplicate rail track and install rail bridge.
July to late 2018
  • Pavement works on Kororoit Creek Road and Racecourse Road.
  • Landscaping and planting.
  • Install lighting.

Late 2018

Completion of work

  • Final touches and completion of project.

What are we working on?

In the coming months, our work crews will lay the foundations of the rail bridge to be built over Kororoit Creek Road.

Rather than using traditional methods, we will use a modern technique to secure the foundations of the rail bridge.

This will reduce construction noise and protect nearby underground services from vibration.

A lot of the foundation works will take place over summer in preparation for our main rail closure in mid-2018.

Stakeholder Liaison Group

To coincide with the start of major construction, the project's Stakeholder Liaison Group has begun meeting regularly. The group is made up of representatives from the Williamstown North and Altona Loop communities, as well as environmental groups and local road users.

Regular meetings include presentations from designers and construction managers, with in-depth project information available to ensure that community members have a voice on issues that matter to them.

The group will continue to meet regularly as works progress.

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