Bridge beams fall into place at Pound Road West Upgrade

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The final bridge beams have been lifted into place over the Cranbourne rail line for the new Pound Road West bridge.

As part of the Pound Road West Upgrade, we’ve lifted 48 bridge beams into place to shape the new bridge, connecting the dead-ends at Remington Drive and Pound Road West.

The beams vary between 22 metres and 39 metres in length and weigh up to around 80 tonnes each. The new 4 span bridge will be approximately 125 metres long.

The bridge will provide better connections between the Dandenong South employment hub and freeway network, improving access in and around the area and reduce growing traffic pressure on Abbotts Road and the South Gippsland Highway.

Since 29 June, beam lift works have been completed across 4 shifts. The bridge beams were made by Victorian-based manufacturer, Westkon Precast, while precast kerb units and anti-throw screens for the bridge were manufactured by Civil Infrastructure Group.

By 2031, it’s expected more than 40,000 vehicles will use this new connection every day.

The bridge will feed into 2 lanes each way, bordered by new shared walking and cycling paths to improve access and safety for pedestrians and bike users.

There was no impact to motorists and we’re delivering these works during an existing rail line disruption.

As part of the Pound Road West Upgrade, traffic lights will also be installed at Hydrive Close and Ventura Place, and intersections will be upgraded at Abbotts Road and the South Gippsland Highway to improve safety for all road users.

The Pound Road West Upgrade is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Find out more about the Pound Road West Upgrade.

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