The project ticked off a major milestone recently as Henty Street reopened in both directions.
For the past year, Henty Street had been reduced to one-way traffic so crews could install the elevated rail bridge segments between McGregor Road and Main Street.
The team would like to thank the community for their patience while these works were carried out.
Bridging the gap from McGregor Road to Main Street
The elevated rail bridge is shaping up as we close in on the final L-beam installations over Racecourse Road. We recently installed the 200th L-beam between McGregor Road and Main Street, with 272 L-beams in total that will form the 2.5km bridge.
Once the beams are in place, the team will pour concrete where the 2 L-beams connect in the middle of the bridge. They will then install drainage, handrails and screens along the bridge before installing track and ballast.
Raising the roof at Pakenham
The local Pakenham community will have noticed a number of large poles that have recently sprung up around the new Pakenham Station. These 15m, 3 tonne steel poles are known as ‘main canopy columns’ and with some further structural steel, will support the state of the art roof canopy to be installed.
Keep your eyes peeled to see the new stations at Pakenham and East Pakenham take shape, in preparation for opening in 2024.
We’re removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at McGregor Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road in Pakenham by building a rail bridge over the roads and building new stations at Pakenham and East Pakenham.
The project will remove the level crossings at McGregor Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road by building an elevated rail bridge over the roads, with 6 MCGs worth of community open space created underneath for everyone to enjoy in 2024.