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Station Street and Eel Race Road Community update - March 2018

08 Mar 2018

March 2018 - Construction starting in Carrum

The Level Crossing Removal Authority is removing 13 level crossings from the Frankston line. Construction of the new Station Street road bridge across the Patterson River is the first stage in the removal of three dangerous and congested level crossings in the Carrum area.

The new bridge will be open by the end of 2018 and will provide safer and more direct connections for local traffic. It will also create new walking and cycling paths for safer access to Carrum Station, the beach, Patterson River and surrounding suburbs.

Early works

Early works for the construction of the Station Street road bridge have started, with site investigations underway and the setup of a construction site on part of the Patterson River Launching Way car park.

The construction site will involve temporary fencing and will include a crane, site equipment, storage area for

construction materials and site offices. This location will enable the assembly of a barge that will operate on the river throughout construction and help to minimise the impacts to residents on Station Street.

Smaller construction sites will also be required on Station Street on both sides of the Patterson River and some trees and vegetation in the area will need to be removed.

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Pedestrian bridge removal

To allow for the construction of the new Station Street road bridge, the existing pedestrian bridge across the Patterson River will need to be removed. The pedestrian bridge will be closed from Tuesday 13 March and detours will be in place.

There will be no access under the rail and Nepean Highway bridges along the Patterson River paths while the detour is in place. Resident and fishing access will be maintained along the river paths up to the construction area.

Safety is very important while the works take place and safety measures will be implemented around the work site and on the detour route.

Construction works

From April 2018, construction of the new Station Street bridge will start with the bridge piers, which will require the use of a barge in the Patterson River.

Piling works for the piers will take up to four weeks and will create noise in the area. Works will happen between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 7am and 1pm on Saturdays.


We’re working hard to minimise disruptions for residents, commuters and local traders, however there will be some unavoidable disruptions including:

  • Loss of some car parks on Station Street and at the Patterson River Launching Way for construction sites
  • Patterson River traffic management
  • Noise and vibrations associated with work on the new bridge piers
  • Detours for walking and cycling routes across the Patterson River
  • The presence of construction equipment and workers in the area
  • Larger vehicles coming in and out of the area to deliver materials and equipment

We will continue working closely with residents and traders to maintain access to properties and minimise disruptions wherever possible.

Construction safety reminder

Please use caution around any construction works. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are asked to observe all

traffic management signs in this area.

Patterson River impacts

River traffic management will be in place from early March 2018 to maintain safe access to Port Phillip Bay for Patterson River users. All ramps at the Patterson River Launching Way will remain open throughout construction.

Some short river closures of a couple of hours will be required at times to safely construct the new Station street road bridge.

Any closures will be kept to a minimum and advance notice will be provided to river users.

To ensure you receive information about expected closures register for Frankston line: Station Street, Carrum project updates at or contact our project team at 1800 105 105.

Project timeline

Late February – Early March 2018 Site investigations and site establishment
13 March 2018 Pedestrian bridge closure and works start to remove the bridge
Mid-March 2018 Patterson River traffic management in place
April 2018 Works start to construct the new Station Street road bridge
Late 2018 Station Street road bridge open to traffic

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