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
Station Street, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – lane, car park and footpath closures
There may be short periods of lane, car park or footpath closures at some locations along Station Street throughout Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach to enable works to be carried out safely, from Wednesday 16 April 2020 to late 2021.
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 to 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 access changes
There will be various road closures, car parking and access changes at times on Denman Avenue, The Esplanade, Bapaume Avenue, Station Street, Edithvale Road, Bank Road, Fraser Avenue and Correa Street Edithvale in October and November.
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 and the Patterson River bridge, Bonbeach from Monday 5 October 2020 to late 2021. The bike lane on Station Street will also be temporarily closed during this time.
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 Monday 5 October 2020 to late 2021.
Argyle Avenue, Chelsea – level crossing closure
The Argyle Avenue level crossing in Chelsea will be closed to vehicles from 7am Thursday 19 November to 9am Friday 27 November.
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.
Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale – level crossing closure
The level crossing at Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale will be closed to vehicles from 7am Monday 30 November to 6pm Thursday 3 December.
Publications19 Nov 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.04 Nov 2020
To prepare for level crossing removal works in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, utility services such as electricity, water, sewerage, gas and telecommunications are being upgraded and relocated