Works to remove the Chelsea Road level crossing will start in 2020.
The level crossing will be 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 starts this year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.
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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.
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.
Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea – level crossing closure
The Swanpool Avenue level crossing in Chelsea will be closed to traffic and pedestrians from 7am Friday 24 July until 6pm Friday 7 August.
Publications29 Jun 2020
More than 11 kilometres of new shared use paths will connect Edithvale to Frankston as part of level crossing removal works, enhancing walking and cycling connections along the Frankston line.29 Jun 2020
Edithvale, Chelsea, Bonbeach, Carrum and Seaford area update for June 2020.