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Level crossing removed

Major works are underway to remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Charman and Park roads in Cheltenham.

At Cheltenham, the rail line will be lowered into a rail trench, with the roads to be rebuilt at their current level.

This will coincide with the removal of the crossing at nearby Balcombe Road, Mentone. All three will be gone for good by late 2020.

A new Cheltenham Station will be built as part of the project, while the existing station buildings will be removed and refurbished.

The project will include more than three kilometres of walking and cycling paths connecting the Mentone and Cheltenham station precincts. It will also include landscaping, and improved lighting, accessibility and car parking.

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

08 Aug 2019 to 1565186400 1625147940 Jul 2021

Cheltenham Station – car park closure

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Cheltenham Station car park will close from Thursday 8 August 2019 until mid 2021.

08 Aug 2019 to 1565186400 1627653540 Jul 2021

Cheltenham Station – Pedestrian and cyclist access changes

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To enable level crossing works to take place, pedestrian and cyclist detours will be required around the Cheltenham Station precinct from Thursday 8 August until mid-2021.

Aug 2019 to 1567087200 1625061540 Jun 2021

Cheltenham Station – Shared use path closure

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The shared use path north of Cheltenham Station between Park Road and Heather Grove will be closed from late August 2019 to mid 2021.

15 Nov 2019 to 1573736400 1575637140 06 Dec 2019

Charman Road, Cheltenham – Bus route changes

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Please note works at Charman Road were completed ahead of schedule and the road reopened to vehicles on Monday 2 December 2019. Buses will resume normal routes on Charman Road from first service Tuesday 3 December.

02 Feb 2020 to 1580562000 1581857940 16 Feb 2020

Frankston line – buses replace trains

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Buses replace trains on the Frankston line between Moorabbin, Frankston and Stony Point from 1am Sunday 2 February to last train Sunday 16 February 2020.

15 Jan 2020 to 1579006800 1579697940 22 Jan 2020

Park Road, Cheltenham – temporary road closure

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Park Road, Cheltenham will be closed from Wednesday 15 January to Wednesday 22 January 2020.

01 Feb 2020 to 1580475600 1583585940 07 Mar 2020

Charman Road, Cheltenham – temporary road closure

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Charman Road, Cheltenham will be closed between Blagdon Street and Station Road from 1am Saturday 1 February to Saturday 7 March 2020.

29 Jan 2020 to 1580216400 1581944340 17 Feb 2020

Stanley Avenue Cheltenham - Road closure

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Stanley Avenue will be closed to vehicles at the rail line from 5am Wednesday 29 January until Sunday 17 February 2020.

29 Jan 2020 to 1580216400 1598968740 Sep 2020

Stanley Avenue, Cheltenham – shared use path closure

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The shared use path between Stanley Avenue and Charman Road in Cheltenham will close from Wednesday 29 January 2020 until late 2020.

02 Feb 2020 to 1580562000 1583585940 07 Mar 2020

Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 922 and 923 – service changes

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Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 922 and 923 are being disrupted by road detours at Charman Road, Cheltenham from Sunday 2 February to Saturday 7 March 2020

News

50 level crossings under contract

50 level crossings under contract

11 Dec 2019
Major works underway in Cheltenham and Mentone

Major works underway in Cheltenham and Mentone

11 Dec 2019

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Cheltenham - Rail systems buildings

20 Nov 2019

New rail system buildings in Cheltenham are a critical part of signalling upgrades on the Frankston line.

Cheltenham and Mentone construction impacts

20 Nov 2019

We have management plans to help mitigate the impact of works on the local community in Cheltenham and Mentone.

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Charman Road, Cheltenham

Current events

Cheltenham and Mentone Information Hub

Drop in to our information hub and chat to our experts about the level crossing removal works in Cheltenham and Mentone.

04 Jun 2019

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