The Thompsons Road level crossing is being removed as part of the Thompsons Road Duplication Project, being delivered by VicRoads.
Today, the contract was awarded to BMD Constructions Pty Ltd with construction to commence by the end of the year.
Stage 1 works will remove the level crossing on the Cranbourne Line in Lyndhurst with a six lane bridge to be built over the railway line. Marriott Boulevard to the South Gippsland Highway will also be duplicated.
New paths and improved lighting for pedestrians and cyclists will also be constructed, which will improve connection to and from the Merinda Park Station.
Stage 2 of works will include the duplication of Thompsons Road from Dandenong-Frankston Road to Marriott Boulevard and from Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road to Berwick Cranbourne Road.
Stage 1 will be completed in 2018, with the full project completed before mid 2019.