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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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.
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.
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 late May 2021.
Station Street, Bonbeach – road closure
Station Street, Bonbeach will be closed between Bondi Road and Broadway from 7am Thursday 8 April to 6pm Wednesday 16 June.
Thames Promenade, Chelsea – pedestrian detours
There will be pedestrian detours in place at Thames Promenade in Chelsea from early May until mid June.
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.
Chelsea Station – PTV bus bay relocation
The PTV bus bays at Chelsea Station will be relocated north of Swanpool Avenue from mid June to late 2021.
Publications13 May 2021
To prepare for major level crossing removal works to start mid year, we’ll be undertaking some works at night between 8pm and 6am from Sunday 23 May to Wednesday 27 May.13 May 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.