More gates meet their fates at Keon Parade

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It’s all hands on deck at Keon Parade in Reservoir this week, as a construction blitz on the road and rail line sees a crew of around 250 work around the clock.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning the boom gates were dismantled and put into storage, as part of the project which will see an elevated rail bridge take trains on the Mernda Line over the busy road and the level crossing gone for good.

Buses are replacing trains on sections of the Mernda Line until last service Tuesday 7 May, and Keon Parade will re-open to traffic, level crossing free on Monday 20 May.

There are detours in place in Keon Parade but access to local homes and businesses will be maintained.

Please allow extra time when travelling through the area. Plan your journey here.

The brand-new Keon Park Station will open to passengers in late June, providing better access and improved connections to local neighbourhoods, buses, shops and cafés.

The project will improve safety and reduce congestion for more than 18,000 vehicles travelling through this level crossing each weekday, where the boom gates were down for more than 41 minutes during the morning peak.

Level Crossing Removal Keon Parade, Reservoir