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 next 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.
Chelsea Station – car park changes
From 4am Monday 25 November to 4am Saturday 30 November 2019, up to 20 commuter car parking spaces in Chelsea Station car park will temporarily close for project works.
Frankston line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Frankston line between Moorabbin, Frankston and Stony Point from 1am Sunday 2 February to last train Sunday 16 February 2020.
Publications09 Dec 2019
The new Chelsea Station is designed to enhance connections around the area.21 Nov 2019
Early geotechnical investigations help us understand important ground conditions and locate underground services across the project area.