The level crossing at Edithvale Road in Edithvale is set to be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level.
The boom gates at the Edithvale Road level crossing are down for an average of 42 minutes during the 7:00am to 9:00am weekday peak.
The project is subject to an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process, due to its proximity to important 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 Edithvale–Seaford Wetlands. Therefore, the proposal to lower the rail line into a trench at Edithvale and Bonbeach, to remove the dangerous Edithvale Road and Bondi Road level crossings, will proceed.
The EES process will be finalised once a report from the Australian Government’s Minister for the Environment on matters relevant to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is provided. This is due before the end of 2018.
Work to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Edithvale will be completed before 2022. The project will involve lowering the rail line and building a new station.
Rail trenches to proceed at Edithvale and Bonbeach
The Minister for Planning has today issued his assessment of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for Edithvale and Bonbeach prepared by the Level Crossing Removal Authority.
During the construction period for the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removals, there will be disruptions to trains, road closures, and an increase in traffic in the local area.
Over the course of May and June a construction blitz is underway to rebuild the new Frankston Station and remove the level crossing at Skye/Overton Road in Frankston.
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