Works to remove the level crossing at Balcombe Road in Mentone will start in 2019.
The level crossings at Balcombe Road, Mentone and Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham are part of the same construction package. Initial works began in late 2018.
The Balcombe Road level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and rebuilding the road at the current level. A new Mentone Station will be built as part of the project.
The community has made it clear that retaining the heritage station buildings is important and this has been a key focus of the design development. We are working closely with the City of Kingston to ensure the level crossing removal and new station building integrates with Council’s Mentone Renaissance Project.
Mentone Station – Car park closures
Due to construction activities near Mentone Station, there will be partial car park closures (up to 15 spaces) between Monday 18 February to Wednesday 27 February 2019.
Mentone Station – Shared use path closure
Due to construction, the shared path near Mentone Station between Balcombe Road and Salmon Street will be temporarily closed from Thursday 21 February to Saturday 2 March 2019.
Over the past few months there have been significant changes to the Frankston line, including the removal of the level crossings at Skye Road in Frankston and at Seaford Road in Seaford.
Over the course of May and June a construction blitz is underway to rebuild the new Frankston Station and remove the level crossing at Skye/Overton Road in Frankston.