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76th level crossing removed in VIC

The Victorian Government has announced that works to remove the level crossing at Brunt Road, in Beaconsfield have wrapped up one year ahead of schedule, with the works in Melbourne’s south-east marking the 76th level crossing removal in the state since 2015.

The Victorian Government has announced that works to remove the level crossing at Brunt Road, in Beaconsfield have wrapped up one year ahead of schedule, with the works in Melbourne’s south-east marking the 76th level crossing removal in the state since 2015.

The level crossing at Brunt Road was successfully removed by replacing the connection with a road bridge over the rail line.

The new road bridge will improve safety and reduce congestion for the 8400 vehicles that passed through the level crossing, and allow more trains to run, more often. New paths across the bridge provide a direct link to local schools, shops and services on either side of the rail line.


 

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During a recent construction blitz, crews worked to lay more than 2400 tonnes of asphalt along the 570 metre bridge, measuring more than 10 metres high at its highest point and reinforced with more than 350 tonnes of concrete and 160 textured panels.

Works will now shortly begin on removing the level crossing at Station Street, Officer. These works, along with the removal at Brunt Road, will contribute to making the Pakenham Line level crossing free by the end of next year.

With no level crossings on the train line, journeys on the Pakenham Line will be faster and local roads safer.

Across Melbourne, 76 level crossings have been removed, with 110 to go by 2030 to meet the State Government’s target.

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