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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.

Jun 2020 1590933600 1601474340 to Sep 2020

Cardinia Road and Arena Parade, Pakenham – slip lane closure


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The northbound slip lane turning left from Cardinia Road to Arena Parade in Pakenham will be closed until late September 2020.

18 Jul 2020 1594994400 1595167140 to 19 Jul 2020

Pakenham line – buses replace trains


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Buses replace trains on the Pakenham line between Dandenong and Pakenham stations from 12.30am Saturday 18 July to last train Sunday 19 July. From 7.30pm to last train on Sunday 19 July, replacement bus services will extend to Caulfield Station.

18 Jul 2020 1594994400 1595253540 to 20 Jul 2020

Cardinia Road, Pakenham – lane closures


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The northbound lanes at Cardinia Road, Pakenham will be closed between Henry and Bridge Roads, and Shearwater Drive and Arena Parade from 6am Saturday 18 July to 6am Monday 20 July.


Beams in at Cardinia Road

Beams in at Cardinia Road

18 May 2020
Piles of progress in Pakenham

Piles of progress in Pakenham

20 Jan 2020

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Cardinia Road, Pakenham community update – May 2020

18 May 2020

Major works continue on the Cardinia Road Level Crossing Removal Project in preparation for a rail closure in mid May, when crews will work day and night to lift 24 concrete bridge beams into place.

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

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