Initial works to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Balcombe Road, Mentone are underway, with major works to begin in mid 2019.
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.
Publications31 Jul 2019
The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade of the Frankston line.25 Jul 2019
We will be lowering the rail line into a trench at Cheltenham and Mentone, which requires extensive works either side of the existing rail tracks and tree and vegetation removal.
Balcombe Road, Mentone
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