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Level crossing removed

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.

Current disruptions

24 Nov 2019 1574514000 1622555940 to Jun 2021

Cardinia Road, Pakenham – shared use path closure

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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.


Piles of progress in Pakenham

Piles of progress in Pakenham

20 Jan 2020
Temporary road taking shape at Cardinia Road

Temporary road taking shape at Cardinia Road

21 Nov 2019

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Cardinia Road, Pakenham community update - October 2019

01 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.

Cardinia Road, Pakenham – managing the environment fact sheet

01 Oct 2019

The Cardinia Road Level Crossing Removal Project is committed to minimising and managing impacts to local wildlife and protecting the environment.


Cardinia Road, Pakenham

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