The Cardinia Road, Pakenham level crossing will be removed by building a road bridge. It is one of 17 level crossings to go on the Pakenham line.
A road bridge will create opportunities for local connections, landscape design and will minimise disruption to road and train users during construction.
Major works started in October 2019, with the project completion expected in 2021.
The boom gates at Cardinia Road are down for up to a third of the morning peak and by 2026, more than 24,000 cars will travel through the crossing every day.
Removing this level crossing will improve traffic flow, provide the opportunity for more train services in the future and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
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.
Cardinia Road, Pakenham – shared use path closure
The east shared use path on Cardinia Road in Pakenham will be closed from Bridge Road to just north of the level crossing from Sunday 24 November until 2021.
Cardinia Road, Pakenham – temporary road closure
Cardinia Road, Pakenham will close between Shearwater Drive and Henry Road from Friday 21 February to Monday 24 February 2020, to allow for level crossing removal works.
Publications01 Oct 2019
The removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Cardinia Road is a step closer with a contract awarded and works to begin soon.01 Oct 2019
The Cardinia Road Level Crossing Removal Project is committed to minimising and managing impacts to local wildlife and protecting the environment.