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Solar and biodiesel power traffic lights

Solar and biodiesel power traffic lights

The Blackburn Road Level Crossing Removal Project has delivered environmental benefits to the local community by using a solar and biodiesel generator to power traffic lights.

06 Aug 2018

Ten level crossings removed since 2015

Ten level crossings removed since 2015

After 41 days of 24/7 work the Belgrave/Lilydale line reopened on Monday 6 February with trains travelling underneath both Blackburn and Heatherdale roads.

06 Feb 2017

Summer works blitz starts with the removal of two more boom gates

Summer works blitz starts with the removal of two more boom gates

Another two boom gates have been removed as a major construction blitz began yesterday at Blackburn Road, Blackburn and Heatherdale Road, Mitcham.

28 Dec 2016

Six week construction blitz to remove Blackburn and Heatherdale Road level crossings

Six week construction blitz to remove Blackburn and Heatherdale Road level crossings

A six-week construction blitz will kick off after Christmas to remove two dangerous level crossings at Blackburn and Heatherdale Roads in Melbourne's east.

12 Dec 2016

Four more level crossings will be gone

Four more level crossings will be gone

A series of road and rail closures will enable construction crews to safely and rapidly remove level crossings at Blackburn Road, Heatherdale Road, and Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road in Bayswater.

25 Sep 2016

Blackburn Station enhancements

Blackburn Station enhancements

Blackburn Station will be rejuvenated as part of works to remove the level crossing at Blackburn Road.

10 Feb 2016

Contract awarded for St Albans, Blackburn and Heatherdale

Contract awarded for St Albans, Blackburn and Heatherdale

The Victorian Government has awarded the contract for the removal of four level crossings at Furlong Road and Main Road in St Albans; Heatherdale Road, Mitcham; and Blackburn Road, Blackburn.

08 Sep 2015

St Albans, Blackburn and Heatherdale crossings to be removed

St Albans, Blackburn and Heatherdale crossings to be removed

The Victorian Government has announced the preferred contractor for the package of works to remove another four level crossings.

23 Jun 2015

17 level crossings to be removed in 2015-16 budget

17 level crossings to be removed in 2015-16 budget

The first 17 crossings to be removed under the Level Crossing Removal Project have been identified.

05 May 2015

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