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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 – Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert major works commencing

16 Dec 2021

We’re removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert by lowering the rail line beneath the roads in an open trench and building a new premium station with better facilities and more services.

We'll take a short break over the holiday period with no works on site from Wednesday 22 December 2021 to Monday 10 January 2022. The site facilities will be monitored by security staff and our site supervisors through this period.

When works recommence in January 2022, we’ll continue relocating existing utility services and removing vegetation to make way for the new rail trench.

In February 2022, major service relocation works will start in:

  • Sunbury Crescent
  • Beresford Street
  • Lorne Parade
  • Stirling Crescent.

Further information will be provided before these works start.

Works taking place in January

When we start back on site during week commencing Monday 10 January 2022, the following works will be taking place:

Vegetation removal

  • Works to remove the remaining tree stumps will continue from Tuesday 11 January 2022 in Sunbury Crescent and Stirling Crescent.

Surrey Hills Station car park

  • The Surrey Hills Station car park will close from Monday 31 January 2022 to late 2023.
  • While the car park is closed, free alternative weekday parking will be available at Box Hill. Register your interest at contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au
  • The bike storage facility will remain open.
  • Accessible car spaces are available at Canterbury Station.

Beresford, Montrose and Wilson streets

  • Works to relocate the sewer will commence in mid January 2022. To safely undertake these works, traffic management will be required at the intersection of Beresford, Montrose and Wilson streets. Vehicles will be detoured safely around the area. Some on-street car parking will be temporarily closed on Wilson Street to enable these works to take place. Access to driveways will be maintained.

Lorne Parade Reserve

  • A piling rig will arrive in Lorne Parade Reserve in January 2022. This piling rig will be used to construct a deep shaft for the relocation of the watermain.

Site investigations in local streets

  • Site investigations will continue in local streets. Some on-streets car parks will be required for these works. Some works will need to be undertaken at night, we’ll provide further notice to nearby residents and businesses.

What to expect

Temporary signage will be installed on local streets to create clearways for construction vehicles. Reduced speed zones will also be implemented.

Some trimming of overhanging tree branches in local streets is required for the safe passage of machinery to our work sites.

  • Specific communications will be distributed to residents in streets affected by works.
  • Traffic detours will be in place.
  • Increase in construction vehicles on local streets.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

How this will affect you

Throughout the work area, some traffic delays are to be expected due to these works.

Traffic management will be in place to keep the public and our work crews safe. Please drive with care and follow the signs and any directions from traffic control staff.

Most of the work will take place during normal construction hours which are 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 3pm, Saturdays. Advance notice will be provided if we need to work outside these times.

All works and timeframes are subject to change due to suitable weather conditions.

Pre-construction property condition reports

If you are within 50m of major construction activities, you would have received a letter advising that you are eligible for a preconstruction property condition report. We strongly recommend that you book in for your inspection in January or February prior to major construction activities commencing.

Utility service relocations

Works to relocate existing utility services away from the future rail trench have commenced and will continue throughout 2022.

Services such as power, gas and telecommunications will be relocated by the relevant authority. The authorities will communicate with impacted residents and businesses directly.

Health & Safety

Works are continuing safely with COVIDsafe plans in place to help protect workers and the community. Strict processes are in place to check and record the vaccination status of workers entering construction sites.

For more information about coronavirus COVID-19, please visit the coronavirus website.

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