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 in 2020, with all level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach gone in late 2021.
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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 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 early 2022.
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.
Station Street, Chelsea – northbound lane closure
There will be intermittent northbound lane closures on Station Street between Chelsea Road and the Chelsea Station underpass from mid June to late 2021.
Bus routes 706, 858 and 902 – Chelsea Station bus stop closure
The Chelsea Railway Station/Station Street bus stop will close from Thursday 17 June 2021 to early 2022. Bus route 706 (to Mordialloc), route 858 (both directions) and route 902 (both directions) will be impacted.
Chelsea Road, Chelsea – permanent level crossing closure
The Chelsea Road, Chelsea level crossing is permanently closed from Monday 19 July.
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – station closures
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations are closed until the new stations open on Monday 22 November.
Mordialloc Station – car space closures
50 car spaces in the Mordialloc Station car park will be unavailable from 4am Friday 10 September to 4am Monday 22 November.
Frankston Station – car space closures
Up to 70 car spaces in the Frankston Station car park will be unavailable from 4am Friday 10 September to 4am Monday 22 November.
Frankston and Stony Point lines – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Frankston and Stony Point lines between Mordialloc, Frankston and Stony Point from 9pm Monday 13 September to Sunday 21 November.
Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea – permanent level crossing closure
The Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea level crossing has permanently closed to vehicles.
Publications23 Oct 2021
From Monday 25 October 2021 the Birdwood Avenue pedestrian crossing will permanently close due to the requirements of the rail network and the rail trench design for Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach.14 Oct 2021
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