The level crossing at Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale is being closed to traffic as part of the works to remove the Edithvale Road level crossing. Pedestrian and cycling access across the rail line will be retained with a signalised crossing for safety and accessibility.
While only a small number of vehicles use the Lochiel Avenue level crossing daily, it creates significant congestion with boom gates down for 39 minutes in the morning peak.
With the improved Edithvale Road intersection only 500 metres away, vehicles will have more efficient and safer access across the Frankston line.
Construction started this year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.
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You can also text ‘ECB’ to 0429 839 892 to sign up to alerts for traffic and construction impacts for the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects.
Current works notices
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.
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.
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.
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 May 2021.
Station Street, Edithvale – road closure
Station Street, Edithvale is closed to traffic between Edithvale Road and Fraser Avenue until 6pm Wednesday 31 March.
Publications10 Feb 2021
The Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) has been established as a key avenue for community involvement during the level crossing removal projects.01 Feb 2021
To prepare for level crossing removal works in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, utility services are being upgraded and relocated along Station Street and Nepean Highway and surrounding side streets.