One of the last remaining level crossings on Melbourne’s busy Cranbourne metro line will be removed by 2024, a year ahead of schedule.
Works are set to start early next year on a new road bridge that will elevate Camms Road over the rail line.
Following the release of the artists’s impression, the community is invited to provide feedback on how locals move through the area, and to share their thoughts on urban design elements including landscaping, walking and cycling connections and architectural finishes on the new road bridge.
The new road bridge will ease movements for 12,000 drivers passing through the junction every day. Pedestrians and cyclists will also have safer paths to cross the rail line, with the road bridge design featuring wider paths with improved lighting.
The road bridge alignment is designed to accommodate recent duplication works on the line, ensuring that any future plans to extend the line to Clyde or upgrade Cranbourne Station in the years to come will still be possible.
More than 137 trains pass through the crossing each day and the removal of the crossing twill significantly improve the community’s safety.
The construction will form part of the $1 billion Cranbourne Line Upgrade, with the level crossing removal to be just one of four to be removed along the Cranbourne line.
The Victorian Government has also committed to the delivery of new and upgraded car spaces at Cranbourne Station as part of the Car Parks for Commuters program, featuring improved CCTV and lighting as well as more bicycle parking facilities.
The project forms part of the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project, which is removing 75 level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2025.
Provide feedback on the Camms Road Level Crossing Removal Project at Engage Victoria.