Completion works at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach have continued to progress, with the new Chelsea pedestrian bridge and final section of new walking and cycling path opening in late May.
The almost 7m wide pedestrian bridge, close to the new Chelsea Station, connects commuters and pedestrians quickly and easily from Station Street to the Nepean Highway shopping strip.
The design of the pedestrian bridge has been developed in partnership with Kingston City Council and includes ramps, feature lighting, community seating and landscaping.
The iconic Chelsea heritage clock tower takes pride of place in the new precinct and will be joined by new public artwork. Installation of the artwork will be complete later this year.
The new pedestrian bridge provides yet another new east-west connection across the Frankston Line. In total, we have built 5 new pedestrian crossings and upgraded a further 10 crossings to meet modern standards for safety and accessibility.
The walking and cycling paths have been built over a number of years. The first stage of the path opened between Kananook and Frankston in November 2019 and the second between Carrum and Seaford opened in December 2020. Frankston Line commuters now have enhanced walking and cycling connections, creating active transport options for everyone in the community.
Further finishing works include planting more than 800 trees and 85,000 shrubs, groundcovers and grasses, and installing a new public artwork at Edithvale. These works will be complete by mid 2022.
More crossings to go on the Frankston Line
On the Frankston Line, we’ve removed level crossings in Ormond, McKinnon, Bentleigh, Cheltenham, Mentone, Edithvale, Chelsea, Bonbeach, Carrum, Seaford and Frankston. But we’re not stopping there!
The Frankston Line will be safer than ever, with level crossings to go by 2025 at:
- Neerim Road, Glen Huntly
- Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly
- Warrigal Road, Mentone
- Parkers Road, Parkdale.