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 this year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.
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You can also text ‘ECB’ to 0429 839 892 to sign up to alerts for traffic and construction impacts for the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Station Street, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – lane, car park and footpath closures
From Wednesday 16 April to October 2020, there may be short periods of lane, carpark or footpath closures at some locations along Station Street through Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach.
Chelsea Station – car park closure
The Chelsea Station car park will close from Sunday 12 July 2020 to early 2022.
Nepean Highway, Chelsea – lane closure
The southbound slow lane on Nepean Highway, Chelsea will be closed between Foy Avenue and Barnes Grove from 7am Friday 24 July to 7am Saturday 26 September.
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 and Bonbeach – lane closures and reduced on-street parking
There will be on-going sections of lane closures and reduced speed limits along Station Street between Edithvale and Bonbeach from Saturday 5 September 2020.
Edithvale – various road closures, car parking and travel changes
There will be various road closures, car parking and access changes at times on Denman Avenue, The Esplanade, Bapaume Avenue, Station Street, Rae Avenue, Edithvale Road, Bank Road, Fraser Avenue and Correa Street Edithvale from Saturday 5 September to Thursday 15 October.
Chelsea Station – Parkiteer closure
The Parkiteer bicycle cage at Chelsea Station will close from mid September 2020 to early 2022.
Bonbeach – various lane closures, car parking and travel changes
There will be various lane closures, car parking and access changes on Nepean Highway, Station Street, Monica Avenue and York Street, Bonbeach from Friday 18 September to Sunday 18 October.
Nepean Highway and Station Street, Aspendale to Bonbeach – lane closures
Nepean Highway will be reduced to two northbound lanes and one southbound lane between Birdwood Street, Aspendale to the Patterson River bridge, Bonbeach from Monday 21 September 2020 until mid 2021. The bike lane on Station Street will also be temporarily closed during this time.
Bondi Road, Bonbeach – level crossing closure
The Bondi Road, Bonbeach level crossing will be closed to vehicles from Monday 5 October to Sunday 18 October.
Publications18 Sep 2020
To prepare for level crossing removal works in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, utility services such as electricity, water, gas and telecommunications are being upgraded and relocated.17 Sep 2020
From mid-September and early-November works will be underway in Bonbeach along Station Street, Nepean Highway, Monica Avenue, York Street and Bondi Road.