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
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. The parkiteer will be closed to early 2022.
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.
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.
Station Street, Bonbeach – road closure
Station Street, Bonbeach will be closed between Bondi Road and Broadway from 7am Thursday 8 April to 6pm Wednesday 16 June.
Thames Promenade, Chelsea – pedestrian detours
There will be pedestrian detours in place at Thames Promenade in Chelsea from early May until mid June.
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.
Chelsea Station – PTV bus bay relocation
The PTV bus bays at Chelsea Station will be relocated north of Swanpool Avenue from mid June to late 2021.
Argyle Avenue, Chelsea – driveway access changes
There will be no vehicle access to driveways between 363 Station Street and 4 Argyle Avenue in Chelsea from Monday 28 June to Saturday 3 July.
Argyle Avenue, Chelsea – road closure
Argyle Avenue will be closed to vehicles at Station Street. Local access for Argyle Avenue will be maintained during this time from Monday 28 June to Saturday 10 July.
Argyle Avenue, Chelsea – level crossing closure
The Argyle Avenue level crossing will be closed from Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July.
Publications13 May 2021
To prepare for major level crossing removal works to start mid year, we’ll be undertaking some works at night between 8pm and 6am from Sunday 23 May to Wednesday 27 May.13 May 2021
The Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) has been established as a key avenue for community involvement during the level crossing removal projects.