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Works notice – Preston site investigation works

01 Nov 2020

The Victorian Government is removing four dangerous and congested level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road, and building new Bell and Preston stations. The level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the roads, improving safety and accessibility and delivering new community open spaces.

Geo-technical investigative works

From Monday 16 November to Saturday 28 November 2020 geo-technical investigations will be carried out to understand the soil conditions in preparation for building the elevated rail structure. These works will take place between Miller Street and Regent Street. Work will be undertaken during standard project work hours between 7am and 6pm weekdays, and 7am and 3pm Saturdays.

The investigation works will require drilling, which may result in some increased noise. There may also be short-term localised parking and pedestrian impacts, impacted residents will be notified.

What to expect

  • Increased truck and vehicle movements in and out of the work sites
  • Some noise from work crews and increased construction activity in the area
  • Localised parking and pedestrian impacts
  • Operation of construction vehicles and equipment.

For your safety, follow the signage and instructions from traffic management.

Health and safety

The health and safety of our workers and the community is our key priority as we continue works on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project, as is supporting physical distancing measures in line with current health advice.

We have strict protocols in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including enhanced industrial cleaning arrangements, provision of personal protective equipment and measures to reduce staff contact, including staggered shifts.

For more information about coronavirus, visit the Department of Health and Human Services' 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.

To keep up to date with the project, sign up for email updates. You can also register for SMS updates by texting PRESTON to 0428 581 917.

Every effort will be made to complete these works on schedule, however dates are subject to change.

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