The level crossing at Argyle Avenue, Chelsea is being removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level.
The new road connection between Thames Promenade and the Nepean Highway will create a direct connection to major arterial roads, including the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and future Mordialloc Freeway.
A new Chelsea Station, with improved pedestrian and bus connections, will be built as part of the project.
The boom gates at the three Chelsea level crossings can be down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 30 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans to increase the number of trains running on the Frankston line, means more boom gate downtime.
Construction started this year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.
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You can also text ‘ECB’ to 0429 839 892 to sign up to alerts for traffic and construction impacts for the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Chelsea Station – car park closure
The Chelsea Station car park will close from Sunday 12 July 2020 to early 2022.
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – impacts to pedestrian crossings
There will be impacts to pedestrian crossings in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach from August 2020 to late 2021.
Bus routes 706 and 902 – stop closures
Bus Routes 706 (to Mordialloc) and 902 (to Airport West) will not service selected bus stops from Friday 4 September 2020 to early 2022.
Station Street, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – changed traffic conditions
There will be changed traffic conditions along Station Street, between Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach from September 2020 through to early 2022. Changes include lane closures, reduced speeds, parking closures, footpath closures and bike lane closures.
Chelsea Station precinct changes
There will be access changes around Chelsea Station from October 2020 to mid 2022 to allow for level crossing removal works. The parkiteer will be closed to early 2022.
Nepean Highway, Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – lane closures
Nepean Highway will be reduced to two northbound lanes and one southbound lane between Birdwood Street, Aspendale and the Patterson River bridge, Bonbeach from Monday 5 October 2020 to early 2022.
Bonbeach – various lane closures, car parking and access changes
There will be various lane closures, car parking and access changes on Nepean Highway, Station Street, Breeze Street, Monica Avenue and York Street, Bonbeach from Monday 5 October 2020 to late 2021.
Bondi Road level crossing and Station Street intersection, Bonbeach – road closure
Bondi Road is closed to vehicles at the level crossing and at the Station Street intersection from 7am Thursday 8 April to 6pm Wednesday 28 April.
Station Street, Bonbeach – road closure
Station Street, Bonbeach will be closed between Bondi Road and Broadway from 7am Thursday 8 April to 6pm Wednesday 16 June.
Chelsea Station – pedestrian underpass closure
The pedestrian underpass at Chelsea Station will be closed from 9am to 5pm on Friday 16 April.
Sherwood Avenue, Chelsea – road closure
Vehicle access between Sherwood Avenue and Station Street will be closed from Monday 19 April to Friday 30 April, between 7am and 6pm each day.
Publications14 Apr 2021
A new substation will be built in Chelsea to replace the existing one and meet the power supply requirements for more trains through this section of the Frankston line.13 Apr 2021
We're building a new substation at Edithvale to meet the power supply requirements for more trains through this section of the Frankston line, helping to minimise disruptions to train services.