Road and public transport work continues this autumn

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Crews are gearing up for a busy autumn, with work continuing across the state’s road and public transport networks.

Between March and May, 18 level crossing removal sites will be under construction and 4 new stations will open to passengers. Road upgrades will continue in Melbourne’s south east and regional Victoria. Major works to prepare for construction of the twin 6.5km North East Link tunnels will also take place in Melbourne’s north.

Find out about the major planned disruptions coming up near you.

Melbourne’s CBD

Stage 2 of the St Kilda Road bike lanes project is underway, with sections of the outer traffic lanes closed in each direction between Toorak Road and Charnwood Road.

Major work will continue on Footscray Road, as crews lift massive concrete segments above the existing traffic lanes to build the new elevated road and ramps as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project’s city connections. The road will be closed citybound between Dock Link and Appleton Dock Road until April and westbound from April to June.

Melbourne’s west

Major work to remove the level crossing at Mt Derrimut Road in Deer Park and build a new Deer Park Station will ramp up, with the project due to be completed a year ahead of schedule.

Melbourne Airport Rail ground investigations and site establishment works are taking place in Sunshine North and Keilor East until March. Traffic management will be in place on Auburn Avenue and there’ll be overnight lane closures and removal of traffic barriers on the Keilor Park Drive entry ramp off the M80 Ring Road.

Melbourne’s north

Buses will replace trains on sections of the Hurstbridge Line throughout autumn, as work heats up on the Hurstbridge Line Duplication and North East Link.

We’re preparing for major construction to start on the twin 6.5km North East Link tunnels and crews will begin building the new Greensborough and Montmorency stations, as well as finishing 3.5km of track duplication on the Hurstbridge Line.

Melbourne’s east

We’re removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Union Road in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road in Mont Albert, by lowering the rail line under the roads in an open trench. A new Union Station will be built as part of the project and will open to passengers in May.

To complete these works, both Union Road and Mont Albert Road will close at the level crossings until early May and buses will replace trains on sections of the Lilydale and Belgrave lines until late May.

Melbourne’s south east

Road upgrades are taking place across Melbourne’s south east, with construction continuing on the Hall Road Upgrade, Pound Road West Upgrade, Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade and Pakenham Roads Upgrade.

There’ll be major works at the Hall Road, Evans Road and Cranbourne-Frankston Road intersection, road closures on Pound Road and Remington Drive and impacts to the Princes Freeway, Healesville-Koo Wee Rup and McGregor roads.

Buses will also replace Pakenham and Gippsland trains between Dandenong and Pakenham stations for level crossing removal works in late May.

Regional Victoria

Local road and lane closures continue on the Barwon Heads Road Upgrade and traffic will be switched onto new lanes as works continue on the Princes Highway East Upgrade.

All regional train lines coming from Victoria’s west will be impacted by Mt Derrimut Road level crossing removal construction, with coaches replacing trains on sections of the Ballarat, Geelong and Warrnambool lines.

There will also be disruptions to other V/Line services throughout autumn, with coaches replacing trains on the Ararat, Maryborough, Bendigo, Echuca, Swan Hill, Seymour and Shepparton lines.

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