The dangerous and congested level crossing at Balcombe Road, Mentone was removed in 2020.
At Mentone, the rail has been lowered into a rail trench, with the road rebuilt at its existing level.
This coincided with the removal of the crossings at nearby Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham.
All three level crossings are now gone for good.
The new Mentone Station opened on 20 July 2020. The existing heritage-listed station will be used in the final design as part of a new ‘heritage bridge’ over the rail line. The new station location integrates with the Mentone Renaissance project.
The project will include more than three kilometres of walking and cycling paths connecting the Mentone and Cheltenham station precincts. It will also include landscaping, and improved lighting, accessibility and car parking, which will be completed by 2021.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Publications15 Dec 2020
How we work sustainably in our Cheltenham and Mentone projects17 Aug 2020
Our crews in Cheltenham and Mentone successfully completed the longest rail closure undertaken on a level crossing removal project, with up to 1700 people working around the clock for 57 days.