A contract has been awarded to remove one of the last remaining level crossings on the Cranbourne Line at Camms Road, with the busy line closer to being level crossing free by 2025.
The level crossing will be removed by elevating Camms Road over the rail line, improving safety and easing congestion for the 12,000 drivers passing through each day.
The project will remove one of the last two remaining level crossings on the Cranbourne line a year ahead of schedule in 2024.
More than 137 trains currently pass through the level crossing each day with more services to be added as early as next month, which means removing this level crossing is critical to improving safety in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas.
An alliance comprising Fulton Hogan Construction, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and the Level Crossing Removal Project will deliver the $92 million works that will allow trains to run every 10 minutes during morning peak.
The alliance has a strong track record, having successfully removed level crossings in Dandenong South, Lyndhurst and Pakenham, and is currently working on level crossing removals in Berwick, Deer Park and Ardeer.
Early works will soon kick off at Camms Road including setting up the site, building work sheds and fencing off the work area to keep the community and workers safe.
Throughout 2022, locals can expect to see crews working on relocating utility services and completing earthworks to prepare the area for the new bridge.
Last year, concept designs of the Camms Road level crossing removal were released for community feedback, with more than 540 pieces of feedback received. Improvements to safety, walking and cycling connections, landscaping and architectural elements were among the key themes.