The level crossing at Chelsea Road, Chelsea is being removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and Chelsea Road will be closed to vehicles.
The new road connection between Thames Promenade and the Nepean Highway will create a direct connection to major arterial roads, including the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and future Mordialloc Freeway.
A new Chelsea Station, with improved pedestrian and bus connections, will be built as part of the project.
The boom gates at the three Chelsea level crossings can be down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 30 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans to increase the number of trains running on the Frankston line, means more boom gate downtime.
Construction started in 2020, with all level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach gone in late 2021.
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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
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Current works notices
Chelsea Station – car park closure
The Chelsea Station car park will close from Sunday 12 July 2020 to early 2022.
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – impacts to pedestrian crossings
There will be impacts to pedestrian crossings in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach from August 2020 to late 2021.
Bus routes 706 and 902 – stop closures
Bus Routes 706 (to Mordialloc) and 902 (to Airport West) will not service selected bus stops from Friday 4 September 2020 to early 2022.
Station Street, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – changed traffic conditions
There will be changed traffic conditions along Station Street, between Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach from September 2020 through to early 2022. Changes include lane closures, reduced speeds, parking closures, footpath closures and bike lane closures.
Chelsea Station precinct changes
There will be access changes around Chelsea Station from October 2020 to mid 2022 to allow for level crossing removal works.
Bonbeach – various lane closures, car parking and access changes
There will be various lane closures, car parking and access changes on Nepean Highway, Station Street, Breeze Street, Monica Avenue and York Street, Bonbeach from Monday 5 October 2020 to late 2021.
Nepean Highway, Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – lane closures
Nepean Highway will be reduced to two northbound lanes and one southbound lane between Birdwood Street, Aspendale and the Patterson River bridge, Bonbeach from Monday 5 October 2020 to early 2022.
Station Street, Chelsea – northbound lane closure
There will be intermittent northbound lane closures on Station Street between Chelsea Road and the Chelsea Station underpass from mid June to late 2021.
Bus routes 706, 858 and 902 – Chelsea Station bus stop closure
The Chelsea Railway Station/Station Street bus stop will close from Thursday 17 June 2021 to early 2022. Bus route 706 (to Mordialloc), route 858 (both directions) and route 902 (both directions) will be impacted.
Chelsea Road, Chelsea – permanent level crossing closure
The Chelsea Road, Chelsea level crossing is permanently closed from Monday 19 July.
Bondi Road, Bonbeach – level crossing closure
The Bondi Road, Bonbeach level crossing is closed from Friday 23 July to early October 2021.
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – station closures
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations are closed.
Frankston Station – car space closures
Up to 70 car spaces in the Frankston Station car park will be unavailable from 4am Friday 10 September to 6am Monday 1 November.
Mordialloc Station - car space closures
50 car spaces in the Mordialloc Station car park will be unavailable from 4am Friday 10 September to 6am Monday 1 November.
Frankston and Stony Point lines – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Frankston and Stony Point lines between Mordialloc, Frankston and Stony Point from 9pm Monday 13 September.
Moorabbin Station – car space closures
There will be car space closures at Moorabbin Station from 4am Tuesday 5 October to Monday 25 October.
Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea – permanent level crossing closure
The Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea level crossing has permanently closed to vehicles.
Publications14 Oct 2021
Learn about our sustainability initiatives on the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects.13 Sep 2021
Major works are well underway to remove five dangerous and congested level crossings, build three new modern stations and create a more direct road network.