Major works will include removal of the level crossing and boom gates, removal and reinstatement of track, installation of the new rail bridge, excavation and construction of the road underpass, installation of new overhead wires and rail systems, installation of drainage, asphalting and line marking, intersection upgrades and construction of shared use paths.
Removing the level crossing by building a road underpass beneath the rail line will improve safety and traffic flow, meaning emergency services will no longer get stuck at the boom gates.
It will also support local connections to the nearby residential, health and education precincts.
Around 22,000 vehicles travel through the Clyde Road level crossing each day, with the boom gates down for up to a third of the morning peak.
The works are part of the Victorian Government’s $15 billion upgrade to the Pakenham line, including the removal of every level crossing by 2025, new high-capacity trains and the Metro Tunnel Project, which will allow for more trains, more often on Melbourne’s fast-growing south-east.
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