The South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South level crossing has been removed with a road bridge over the rail line opening in August 2021, months ahead of schedule.
A new intersection will connect South Gippsland Highway to Princes Highway, improving safety and traffic flow.
With over 31,000 cars and trucks travelling across the level crossing each day, the removal of this level crossing will create more reliable travel times in one of Australia’s busiest manufacturing regions.
We’re improving walking and cycling connections in the area, making it safer and easier to access local businesses and services.
Green space will also be constructed at the former South Gippsland Highway and Princes Highway intersection. Work on the green space will start in early 2022 and will be completed in mid 2022.
These works, along with the Cranbourne Line Upgrade Project, Metro Tunnel Project and other vital infrastructure projects in the area will create better connections in Melbourne’s south east.
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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
South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South – pedestrian and bike access changes
Sections of bike and pedestrian access will be closed on Princes Highway and South Gippsland Highway, with detours in place until mid 2022.
South Gippsland Highway and Princes Highway, Dandenong South – intermittent lane and road closures
There will be intermittent road and lane closures on Princes Highway and South Gippsland Highway as required until late 2021.
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham from 8.30pm Tuesday 26 October to last service Thursday 28 October.
Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines – coaches replace trains
Coaches replace trains on Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines between Southern Cross and Traralgon/Bairnsdale from Tuesday 26 October evening to the last service Thursday 28 October.
South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South – landscaping designs
Landscaping at South Gippsland Highway.
Publications05 Oct 2021
We will work 24/7 between Tuesday 26 October and Friday 29 October 2021, while buses replace trains on sections of the Pakenham Line.24 Aug 2021
Works will continue throughout September to decommission the former intersection of Princes Highway and South Gippsland Highway and complete the new South Gippsland Highway service lane.