John Holland and KBR consortium has been awarded the contract to remove level crossings and rebuild stations at Centre Road in Bentleigh, North Road in Ormond, McKinnon Road in McKinnon and Burke Road in Glen Iris.
The 2015-16 Victorian Budget identified 50 of the state’s most dangerous and congested level crossings and provided $2.4 billion in funding for their removal.
A statement from Premier Daniel Andrews said that the delivery of the four level crossing removals and station rebuilds as a package allows for the work to be coordinated. This drives down costs, reduces disruption to rail and road users and accelerates the delivery of the project.
“These level crossings frustrate motorists, hold back our train system and put lives at risk every day. The only way to fix them is to get rid of them, and we’re getting on with it,” said Mr. Andrews in the statement.
The contract for the next four level crossing removals and an expression of interest for level crossings along the Cranbourne-Pakenham line will be announced shortly.