Seaford community update - August 2018
14 Aug 2018
The Victorian Government is removing 13 dangerous level crossings on the Frankston line, and building a new train storage facility to improve safety, reduce congestion and run more trains, more often.
Works completed in July
Works are progressing well to remove the Seaford Road level crossing. Construction activity has increased throughout July, with the embankments and bridge supports for the new rail structure beginning to take shape.
In preparation for lowering Seaford Road, essential underground utility and realignment works are continuing around the level crossing area.
We thank you for your patience as works progress and will continue to work with you to manage construction impacts.
Seaford Road level crossing to go for good
A major construction blitz will take place from Friday 17 August until Friday 28 September 2018 to remove the Seaford Road level crossing, making Seaford safer and better connected for the local community.
Up to 130 workers will work around the clock to lower Seaford Road, complete the embankments and install the bridge beams for the elevated rail structure.
At the end of the construction blitz, Seaford Road will reopen without the level crossing, allowing traffic to flow freely without being delayed by boom gates.
To enable works to take place, parts of Seaford Road and Railway Parade, adjacent to the level crossing, will be closed from 9pm on Friday 17 August to Friday 28 September 2018.
Local access will be limited between Bayside Grove and Elsie Avenue, on Seaford Road; and between Seaford Road and Johnstone Street on Railway Parade.
There will be no pedestrian access over the level crossing during this time, however, we will provide a shuttle bus for those needing assistance over the level crossing, including accessible needs.
Please be aware of changed traffic conditions and follow signage to ensure the of safety road users and our workers. Traffic controllers will be on hand to help.
For bus users, the 780 bus route through the Seaford Road level crossing will change during this time. Please visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for further information.
Frankston and Stony Point line impacts
During the construction blitz, buses will replace trains between Carrum and Frankston, and on the Stony Point line, on Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August 2018 and the evening of Saturday 8 September to Sunday 16 September 2018.
Important track installation and signalling works will be carried out during the rail shutdowns.
Car park changes
Sections of Seaford station car park will be closed during the rail shutdowns in August and September to allow for construction vehicles to access the rail corridor. Alternative parking will be available at Seaford North Reserve, on Railway Parade, just north of Seaford train station.
In addition, a reminder that up to 30 car parks will be closed at Kananook Station at times until September to allow for rail systems works to take place.
Work will continue through 2019 - after Seaford Road reopens, to complete the $10 million Seaford revitalisation package. This package includes upgrades to RF Miles Reserve, streetscaping and landscaping, and 6km of new walking and cycling paths from Eel Race Road through Seaford and to Frankston.
The final round of community consultation on the Seaford revitalisation is now closed, and we would like to thank the local community for getting involved and providing feedback to help shape their local area.
Independent experts on placemaking and design will use the feedback to develop a report as a reference guide for the design. This feedback will be considered alongside that of other stakeholders, with final designs to be released later this year.
We are holding regular site briefings for the community to hear from our engineers about how the project is progressing, and to find out what's happening next.
The next briefings will be held on Tuesday 14 August and Saturday 25 August, at 10am. The meeting point is at the RF Miles Reserve car park, adjacent to the club rooms. Come along to find out more - no RSVP's are required.
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