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Two more level crossing removals announced for VIC’s Sunbury Line

Two more level crossing removals announced for VIC’s Sunbury Line
Two more level crossing removals announced for VIC’s Sunbury Line
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Two more level crossings will be removed from the Sunbury Line in Victoria by 2026, making the rail line level crossing-free.

Four level crossings on the line are already gone, with construction underway on the removal of two more.

Two additional level crossing removals have also been announced by the Victorian Government for the Old Calder Highway, Diggers Rest and Watsons Road, Diggers Rest.

Around 6300 vehicles travel through these crossings each day, with up to 27 trains keeping boom gates are down for nearly 36 minutes of the morning peak.

Early engineering assessments indicate that new road bridges will be the best designs to remove the level crossings at Old Calder Highway and Watsons Road, Diggers Rest.

Constructing road bridges over the rail line is expected to provide better connections for people travelling around Diggers Rest and to the Calder Freeway, while preparing the area for growth and development.

These additional removals complement the recent level crossing removal at Gap Road, Sunbury where a new road underpass and rail bridge separating trains and cars is already unclogging a major bottleneck. Planning is also underway to get rid of the level crossings at Calder Park Drive and Holden Road in Calder Park by 2025.

The Victorian Government says more detail, including on construction timelines and community consultation, will be provided in the coming months.

 


 

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