The level crossing at Cardinia Road, Pakenham was removed in December 2020, with traffic now safely travelling over the new road bridge.
More than 23,000 vehicles travelled through the Cardinia Road level crossing each day, where the boom gates held up traffic for a third of the morning peak.
With the new road bridge now open, congestion is reduced, and safety improved for the growing community and surrounding suburbs.
Removing the Cardinia Road level crossing is part of the Victorian Government $15 billion investment in projects to improve the Pakenham line.
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.
Current works notices
Cardinia Road, Pakenham – shared use path closure
The shared use path on the eastern side of the new Cardinia Road bridge in Pakenham will remain closed until March 2021. The western and eastern shared user paths on ground level will be closed from Sunday 6 December 2020.
Publications22 Feb 2021
The dangerous and congested Cardinia Road level crossing is gone for good, with traffic travelling over the new Cardinia Road bridge for the first time on Sunday 6 December.15 Feb 2021
Throughout February and March, we will continue construction of the stairs, pedestrian paths and shared use paths, landscaping the project area and construction of the community space.