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