Major works are underway in Mentone to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Balcombe Road.
At Mentone, the rail line will be lowered into a rail trench, with the roads to be rebuilt at their current level.
This will coincide with the removal of the crossings at nearby Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham. All three will be gone for good by late 2020.
A new Mentone Station will be built as part of the project, with the existing heritage-listed station used in the final design as part of a new ‘heritage bridge’ over the rail line. The new station location will integrate 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.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Mentone Station car park closure until late 2020
To enable level crossing works to take place, Mentone Station car park will close from Thursday 8 August 2019 until late 2020.
Mentone Station – Pedestrian access changes
To enable level crossing works to take place, pedestrian and cyclist detours will be in effect around the station precinct from Thursday 8 August until late 2020.
Mentone Station – Shared use path closure
The shared use path north of Mentone Station between Balcombe Road and Patty Street will be closed from Thursday 8 August 2019 to mid 2021.
Bus routes 708, 811 and 812 – stop closure
Bus routes 708 (to Carrum), 811 and 812 (to Dandenong) will not stop at The Como Parade/Kilbreda College bus stop in Mentone from Wednesday 21 August 2019 to late 2020.
Mitchell Street, Mentone – temporary pedestrian crossing closures
The Mitchell Street pedestrian crossing will be closed until Thursday 19 December.
Frankston line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Frankston line between Moorabbin, Frankston and Stony Point from 1am Sunday 2 February to last train Sunday 16 February 2020.
Publications20 Nov 2019
The Mentone Community Reference Group (CRG) is an advisory group that assists the project team by providing a local perspective on project issues and ensuring there is effective communication.20 Nov 2019
We have management plans to help mitigate the impact of works on the local community in Cheltenham and Mentone.
Balcombe Road, Mentone
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