The level crossing at Edithvale Road, Edithvale is being removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level.
The removal of this level crossing will include the construction of a new Edithvale Station, as well as a four-lane intersection with dedicated turning lanes over the rail line. This upgrade allows for the closure of the level crossing at Lochiel Avenue, with the next crossing at Edithvale Road only 500 metres away.
The boom gates at the Edithvale Road level crossing are down for an average of 42 minutes during 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.
The Edithvale–Bonbeach Level Crossing Removal Project was subject to an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process, due to its proximity to the Edithvale–Seaford Wetlands. In September 2018, the Minister for Planning’s Assessment of the EES for Edithvale and Bonbeach found that the rail-under-road option would not threaten the wetlands.
Construction started 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 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
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.
Edithvale Station – car park closure
The Edithvale Station car park will close from Wednesday 1 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.
Lochiel Avenue and Alexandra Street, Edithvale – level crossing and road closures
The Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale level crossing will be closed to vehicles from 7am Saturday 5 September to 7pm Wednesday 30 September.
Station Street, Edithvale and 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 travel changes
There will be various road closures, car parking and access changes at times on Denman Avenue, The Esplanade, Bapaume Avenue, Station Street, Rae Avenue, Edithvale Road, Bank Road, Fraser Avenue and Correa Street Edithvale from Saturday 5 September to Thursday 15 October.
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 Friday 18 September to Sunday 18 October.
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 to the Patterson River bridge, Bonbeach from Monday 21 September 2020 until mid 2021. The bike lane on Station Street will also be temporarily closed during this time.
Bondi Road, Bonbeach – level crossing closure
The Bondi Road, Bonbeach level crossing will be closed to vehicles from Monday 5 October to Sunday 18 October.
Publications18 Sep 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.17 Sep 2020
From mid-September and early-November works will be underway in Bonbeach along Station Street, Nepean Highway, Monica Avenue, York Street and Bondi Road.