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Level crossing removed

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.

Argyle Avenue will have new road connection at the current level and Thames Promenade will be extended to the Nepean Highway. The Swanpool Avenue level crossing will also 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 next year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.

In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback will help us as we continue to plan for the removal of the level crossings. Visit Your Level Crossings to provide your feedback on the project.

For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.

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.

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28 Jul 2019

From Edithvale to Bonbeach we’re getting rid of five dangerous level crossings, fixing local road networks and upgrading dangerous intersections.

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28 Jul 2019

Three dangerous and congested crossings in Chelsea are being fast-tracked for removal at Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea Road and Argyle Avenue.

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