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
There may be short periods of lane, car park or footpath closures at some locations along Station Street throughout Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach to enable works to be carried out safely, from Wednesday 16 April 2020 to late 2021.
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 to 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 access changes
There will be various road closures, car parking and access changes at times on Denman Avenue, The Esplanade, Bapaume Avenue, Station Street, Edithvale Road, Bank Road, Fraser Avenue and Correa Street Edithvale in October and November.
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 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 and the Patterson River bridge, Bonbeach from Monday 5 October 2020 to late 2021. The bike lane on Station Street will also be temporarily closed during this time.
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 Monday 5 October 2020 to late 2021.
Station Street, Bonbeach – changed vehicle access
There will be changes to vehicle access along Station Street between York Street and Breeze Street between Wednesday 4 November and mid December.
Argyle Avenue, Chelsea – level crossing closure
The Argyle Avenue level crossing in Chelsea will be closed to vehicles from 7am Thursday 19 November to 9am Friday 27 November.
Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale – level crossing closure
The level crossing at Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale will be closed to vehicles from 7am Monday 30 November to 6pm Thursday 3 December.
Publications19 Nov 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.04 Nov 2020
To prepare for level crossing removal works in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, utility services such as electricity, water, sewerage, gas and telecommunications are being upgraded and relocated