Station Street and Eel Race Road, Carrum community update – July 2019
16 Jul 2019
Walking and cycling access on both sides of the new Karrum Karrum Bridge is now open.
The Station Street level crossing is permanently closed to vehicles, and barriers have been installed to create our work site while we continue to build the temporary track. This will enable Frankston line trains to keep running during major works. To complete the temporary track, buses will replace trains from Friday 19 July to Sunday 28 July between Mordialloc and Stony Point.
From Saturday 6 July, Carrum Station and the pedestrian underpass will close until the new station opens in early 2020. Trains will run express through Carrum, with shuttle buses taking passengers to Seaford or Bonbeach stations stopping in Carrum to provide access to trains. Pedestrian access across the Station Street level crossing will also close. A shuttle bus will operate between Aldi and Cafe Moto to provide safe access across the Frankston line until a temporary pedestrian crossing opens on Monday 29 July.
We aim to provide buses that meet the needs of passengers with limited mobility, but if you require further support to travel, we encourage you to contact us or PTV on 1800 800 007.
We're working hard to keep you as up to date as possible and now you can receive SMS updates directly to your phone. Text ‘Carrum’ to 0429 839 892 to receive project alerts about traffic and construction disruptions
What's coming up
Now that we have completed the ramps on Karrum Karrum Bridge we are busy putting the finishing touches to the final design.
We've started to install the 12-metre-tall urban marker which was delivered in six concrete segments and installed by crane over three nights. The top two segments have an aluminium frame and will be installed in the coming weeks. The southern ramp and urban marker were designed in consultation with the Bunurong Land Council and includes several features that reflect Carrum's Indigenous culture.
A key feature of the ramp design is a Yarning Circle, sometimes referred to as a dialogue circle, which is similar to an amphitheatre. The use of a Yarning Circle is an important process within the culture of the Traditional Owners and is used to build respectful relationships, and to preserve and pass on cultural knowledge.
Traffic changes to keep you moving through construction
To keep you moving and minimise disruptions while major works are underway our traffic management team has worked with VicRoads to make some changes to improve traffic flow. The traffic light sequence at the Mascot Avenue level crossing has been updated to provide more green-time for drivers to cross the Frankston line.
The traffic lights across the Nepean Highway at Carrum Station have also been updated so they only stop traffic when pedestrians are waiting to safely cross the road. Our traffic management team is using real-time technology to monitor traffic in Carrum throughout construction, helping us to coordinate our works and minimise disruptions to traffic.
Carrum Station closure and pedestrian changes
A winter stroll
We held a community event on Saturday 29 June to bring you up to date with what will be happening over the next six months. Experts were on hand to answer any questions. We also ran walking tours to highlight the pedestrian and cycling changes in Carrum and discuss the significance of the Indigenous designs included at the Karrum Karrum Bridge. To stay up to date on events taking place in Carrum, sign up for email updates.
School holiday fun
To mark the start of the school holidays we have launched a scavenger hunt to help support local businesses during upcoming changes in the Carrum precinct. To take part, download a scavenger hunt map from our website and visit participating traders labelled on the map to get stickers and go into the draw. You can win a goody bag full of fun stuff from local traders along with vouchers you can use around Carrum.
Support Shopping Local
While works are on, shops are open, and your local traders appreciate your ongoing support. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout works and parking in front of local shops on Station Street and the Nepean Highway will remain throughout construction.
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Changes to your travel
- Station Street level crossing is permanently closed. Travel via the Karrum Karrum Bridge and Mascot Avenue level crossing, where the traffic sequence has changed to keep traffic flowing.
- The speed limit is reduced to 40km/h on Nepean Highway and Station Street in Carrum while our works are underway.
- From 1.15am Saturday 6 July until early 2020 Carrum Station will be closed. Trains will run express through Carrum and buses departing from McLeod Road and Station Street will take locals between Bonbeach and Seaford stations.
- Buses replace trains between Stony Point and Mordialloc from Friday 19 July to Sunday 28 July. Plan your journey at ptv.vic.gov.au or by calling 1800 800 007.
- Most train replacement buses are low-floor models to assist passengers with accessibility requirements. If you require further assistance to travel, alternative transport can be arranged by contacting PTV on 1800 800 007.
- Temporary parking restrictions are currently in place on the Nepean Highway. No Parking zones are operational between 6.30am and 9.30am Monday to Friday.
- Additional parking for rail passengers is available at Seaford North Reserve, Chelsea Library and Bonbeach foreshore.
- The Carrum Station bus stop for services 857 and 970 has moved to McLeod Road until early 2020.
- From Saturday 6 July replacement buses depart from McLeod Road and Station Street.
Pedestrians and cyclists
- Bicycle hoops at Carrum Station have moved to Bonbeach Station and bicycle lockers have been removed.
- We’re encouraging pedestrians to use Johnson Avenue to access the foreshore and beach due to ongoing heavy vehicle movements near Old Post Office Lane.
- Pedestrian and cyclist access at the Station Street level crossing will move to a new temporary pedestrian and cyclist crossing about 70 meters north towards Patterson River from Monday 29 July.
- Between Saturday 6 July and Monday 29 July, a shuttle bus will transport pedestrians between Station Street and the Nepean Highway. It will run between Stephens Street (next to Cafe Moto) and McLeod Road (next to Aldi).
Please note that the timeline above is subject to change.
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