Brunt Road 76th level crossing gone for good

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The dangerous and congested level crossing at Brunt Road, Beaconsfield is gone for good – a year ahead of schedule – marking the 76th level crossing removed.

Following a 16 day road closure to connect Brunt Road to the new bridge, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians now have a safer, more reliable way to cross the Pakenham Line.

With traffic flowing over the new road bridge, the Pakenham Line is one step closer to being level crossing free by 2025 – improving journeys for the 8400 drivers passing through each day and allowing for more trains after the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025.

New paths across the bridge provide a direct link to local schools, shops and services on either side of the rail line.

Over the last few months, crews worked to lay more than 2400 tonnes of asphalt along the 570m bridge, measuring more than 10m high at its highest point and reinforced with 160 textured panels.

The team will continue to work in the area, including completing landscaping and planting of more than 50,000 plants, shrubs and grasses.

With drivers now safely crossing the rail line at the new Brunt Road bridge, works will start to get rid of the dangerous Station Street, Officer level crossing which will close to traffic permanently on Saturday 18 May.

Closing the level crossing at Station Street, Officer will improve safety, reduce congestion, and contribute to a level crossing free Pakenham Line by 2025.

Across Melbourne, 76 level crossings have been removed, with 110 to go by 2030, boosting safety and easing congestion.

Level Crossing Removal Brunt Road, Beaconsfield