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
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.
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.
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 late 2021.
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.
Fraser Avenue, Edithvale – changed vehicle access
There will be ongoing changes to vehicle access along Fraser Avenue between Station Street and French Avenue between Friday 20 November 2020 and early February 2021, including frequent closures at Station Street.
Edithvale Road, Edithvale – level crossing closure
The Edithvale Road level crossing will be closed to vehicles from 7am Monday 18 January to 6pm Friday 22 January.
Mordialloc Station – car park closures
To allow for train replacement bus operations, various car spaces will be closed at Mordialloc Station from 10pm Friday 29 January to 4am Monday 8 February.
Frankston Station – car park closures
To allow for train replacement bus operations, there will be various car space closures at Frankston Station from 10pm Friday 29 January to 4am Monday 8 February.
Frankston and Stony Point lines – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains between Mordialloc, Frankston and Stony Point from 9pm Sunday 31 January to last service Sunday 7 February.
Publications12 Jan 2021
From 7am Monday 18 January to 6pm Friday 22 January 2021, the Edithvale Road level crossing will be closed to vehicles for water utility works.16 Dec 2020
From Sunday 31 January to Monday 8 February 2021, during railway closures construction will take place 24/7, along the railway line in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach.