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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert and Union Road, Surrey Hills have been fast-tracked for removal, with major construction to start in 2022 and the level crossings removed in 2023.

These level crossings are two of Melbourne’s worst – the level crossing at Union Road was the site of a tragic incident in 2016 that resulted in two fatalities, and there have been at least eight near misses at these crossings since 2005.

The boom gates at these sites can be down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 61 trains run through the crossings.

The crossings will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench beneath the roads with a new premium station to be built between Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.

The rail trench design with a new premium station will ease congestion, improve safety, and deliver more frequent services for locals.

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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.


Current works notices

Works notice – Surrey Hills and Mont Albert January site investigations

Works notice – Surrey Hills and Mont Albert site investigations

Works notice – use of vacant land at 332 Mont Albert Road for storage


Current disruptions

13 Jan 2021 1610456400 1611320340 to 22 Jan 2021

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert – changed traffic conditions

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

There will be various intermittent lane closures and access changes on Beresford Street, Lorne Parade and Stirling Crescent in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert from Wednesday 13 January to Friday 22 January.

21 Jan 2021 1611147600 1612184340 to 01 Feb 2021

Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert – lane closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

A lane closure will be in place on Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert from Thursday 21 January to Monday 1 February.

News

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert crossings removal fast-tracked

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert crossings removal fast-tracked

02 Dec 2020
More level crossing removals on the way

More level crossing removals on the way

30 Nov 2018

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Works notice – Surrey Hills and Mont Albert January site investigations

08 Jan 2021

We’re fast-tracking the level crossing removals at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert, and the boom gates will be gone for good in 2023.

Works notice – Surrey Hills and Mont Albert site investigations

16 Dec 2020

To further develop the designs, we’ll undertake additional site investigations between December 2020 and the end of March 2021.

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Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert

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