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.
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.
Preliminary works underway
|Oct 2017-May 2018|
Construction work begins
Main rail line closure
Completion of work
The boom gates on Kororoit Creek Road are gone and vehicles can now pass freely under the new structure.
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?
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!