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Works notice – Railway Reserve, bike path closure

06 Dec 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.

Melbourne Water heritage pipe protection works – Railway Reserve Bike Path

From Tuesday 8 December to Friday 11 December 2020 work will take place on the Railway Reserve Bike Path to protect two Melbourne Water heritage-listed pipes. To allow these works to be carried out safely a section of the Railway Reserve Bike Path will be closed. Pedestrians and cyclists will need to detour via Williams Street and Clinch Avenue as shown in the map.

What to expect

  • Railway Reserve Bike Path closed between Murray Road and Taunton Avenue with detours in place
  • No access to the Railway Reserve Bike Path from Russell Street or Murray Road
  • Noise from vehicles and machinery

Signs will be in place, please see map overleaf for more details.

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.

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More information

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

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Every effort will be made to complete this work scheduled; however, dates are subject to change.

Railway Reserve bike path closed. Detours via Williams Street. Pedestrians can also detour via Spring Street and Taunton Avenue

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