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Seaford Community Update - May 2018

27 Apr 2018

Along the Frankston line, the Victorian Government is removing 13 dangerous level crossings and building a new train storage facility, to improve safety, reduce congestion and run more trains, more often.

Works completed in April

We have been busy during April starting on the temporary rail line, relocating underground utilities and installing fencing. We have also continued tree and vegetation removal along the rail corridor and works on rail services. The majority of tree and vegetation removal has now been completed.

All major infrastructure projects have an impact on the local area during construction, including the need to remove trees and vegetation. We understand the environment is an integral part of the local area.

The design for Seaford provides the opportunity for tree and vegetation replanting and revitalisation adjacent to the rail line as well as in the new areas of open space that will be created. We will continue working with the Seaford Community Reference Group, other local community groups and residents on the revitalisation and vegetation replanting.

We appreciate your patience during the works, particularly over weekends and nights. We will continue to minimise disruption as best we can while we complete this vital project.

Works during May

From Friday 4 May until Monday 28 May, buses will replace trains between Carrum and Frankston, and on the Stony Point line.

It is expected that works will take place 24 hours a day during this time, however we will aim to minimise noise where we can during the night.

Construction of the temporary rail line

The hybrid design solution at Seaford Road gives us the opportunity to build a temporary rail line which mean trains can continue to run during the majority of construction.

Works have started to construct the temporary rail line and it is expected to be operational at the end of May.

The temporary rail line will be used for about four months while works to construct the new hybrid design are underway, helping to minimise disruptions for Frankston line commuters.

Piling works

To prepare for the new rail line, piling works will take place throughout May and the first half of June. Piles are concrete foundations that are driven deep into the ground. They will create ground support for the new rail line and embankments.

Piling does create some noise and vibration, although these works will take place during the day.

Site preparation works

Relocating utility services has formed a large part of our site preparation works. If there are any disruptions to services, these will be communicated to you by your service providers.

To allow us to safely build the new rail line, further tree and vegetation removal will take place along the rail corridor and adjacent to the level crossing.

Seaford Road closure and detour

As part of works during May, Seaford Road will be closed at the level crossing from Wednesday 9 May to Saturday 19 May. Detours, on road signage and traffic management will be in place. Local access will be maintained for those residents living adjacent to the rail line.

We are finalising details on pedestrian access and will have more information shortly. For bus users, bus routes through the Seaford Road level crossing will change during this time. Please visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for further information.

Kananook car park reminder

Up to 30 car parks will be closed at Kananook Station from April until September to allow for rail systems works.

Frankston and Stony Point line impacts

For train commuters, buses will replace trains between Frankston and Carrum, and on the Stony Point line, from Friday 4 May to the last service on Sunday 27 May. In addition, from Monday 28 May to the last service on Sunday 17 June, buses will replace trains between Frankston and Kananook on the Frankston line, and between Leawarra and Kananook on the Stony Point line for works associated with the Skye/Overton Road Level Crossing Removal Project.

Construction safety reminder

Please use caution around any construction works. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are asked to observe all traffic management signs in the area.

Project timeline

DatePhase
April/May 2018 Temporary rail line built, Site preparation works
Late May 2018 Construction works start to remove the level crossing
Late 2018 Level crossing removed
Mid-2019 Construction of the Kananook Train Storage Facility starts
Late 2020 Kananook Train Storage Facility complete

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