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Kororoit Creek Road community update - July 2018

15 Aug 2018

Kororoit Creek Road now boom gate free

Construction crews have been working around the clock since Saturday 16 June to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Kororoit Creek Road.

Meanwhile, buses have been replacing trains for all services on the Altona Loop and some night and weekend services on the Werribee line.

Works update

Since major works began, significant progress has been made. The boom gates are gone and the old single track has been removed to make way for the new, duplicate rail bridges.

Both rail bridges have taken shape with all beams now in their final positions on top of the vertical concrete columns.

These beams have been stitched together and will allow the train tracks to run through the middle of the U-Trough. The past weeks have seen intermittent closures of local roads to allow for the safe delivery of large bridge beams.

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Project timeline

2015-2016 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-October 2017

Preliminary works underway

  • Install temporary rail crossings
  • Place concrete barriers along rail line to separate trains and workers.
Oct 2017-May 2018

Construction work begins

  • Track works in preparation for major rail line closure
  • Prepare site for installation of rail bridges
  • Early bridges construction works.

June-July 2018

Main rail line closure

  • Works in rail corridor to duplicate rail track and install rail bridges
  • Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removed.
August-late 2018

Completion of work

  • Pavement works along Kororoit Creek Road and Racecourse Road
  • Landscaping and planting
  • Install lighting.

Sunset over construction at Kororoit Creek Road

The boom gates on Kororoit Creek Road are gone and vehicles can now pass freely under the new structure.

Upcoming works

Even with the flurry of work over the past month, there is still plenty to do before trainscan travel safely over the rail bridges.
With all beams in place, the team is getting on with laying the new ballast and train tracks. Overhead wiring will also continue to be placed along the new tracks.

When this intense period of construction ends on Sunday 29 July, the team will then work on the finishing touches of the project, which includes laying new paths, landscaping and lighting.

Replacement bus services

Buses will continue to replace Altona Loop trains between Newport and Laverton until works are complete. Buses will also replace trains on selected weekends/nights between Newport and Werribee. We are on track to have passengers back on board on the morning of Monday 30 July 2018.

To plan your journey, visit the PTV website or call 1800 800 007.

Did you know facts - July edition

Did you know?

Our project has used over 12km of cabling. That is more than 4 times the length of the Westgate Bridge.

Since the major work began, over 40,000 working hours have gone into the project.

Over 7000 tonnes of concrete have been used – more than the weight of 1100 elephants!

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