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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

Works notice – Power pole works at Oakover Road and Railway Place East

13 Sep 2021

The level crossing will be removed as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to remove 85 dangerous and congested crossings across Melbourne.

Upcoming works

On Saturday 18 September, we will be completing power pole removal work at the intersection of Railway Place East and Oakover Road. These works were originally planned to take place in July and August but were rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.

These works are required so we can continue construction activity for the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

Power disruption

Your power supply may be impacted during the day on Saturday 18 September while these works take place. The service provider Jemena will be in contact in advance to impacted residents and businesses.

The intersection of Oakover Road and Railway Place East will also be closed to traffic during the above dates, with detour routes available via Bell Street, Arthurton Road, St Georges Road, High Street and Miller Street.

Other temporary traffic and pedestrian detour routes and traffic management will be in place to help you move safely around the area.

What to expect

  • Temporary power outage for nearby residents and businesses on 18 September
  • Road closure at Oakover Road and Railway Place East intersection on 18 September
  • Some noise, dust and vibration from construction machinery
  • An increase in construction workforce and vehicles in the area

Health and safety

The Preston Level Crossing Removal Project has been designated a critical state infrastructure project under the latest restrictions. Work is continuing safely with strict COVIDSafe plans in place and we’ll continue to comply with all directions from the Chief Health Officer.

We are managing the number of staff attending our worksites, as well as implementing preventative measures to ensure community safety.

Safety measures across the site include temperature screening, additional protective equipment including masks, daily health screening of workers, enhanced cleaning, staggered shifts and break times, and physical distancing. For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) visit the Coronavirus website.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the project, call us on 1800 105 105 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sign up for regular project updates. You can also register for SMS updates by texting PRESTON to 0428 581 917.

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