The removal of nine more level crossings on the Frankston line is a step closer with shortlisted bidders announced for the first package of works in Carrum and Seaford.
Two consortia, CPB/Aurecon and Lendlease/Acciona/Coleman Rail and WSP, were shortlisted for the first package of works including:
- Seaford Road, Seaford level crossing removal
- Mascot Avenue, Station Street and Eel Race Road, Carrum level crossing removals
- New station at Carrum
- Carrum train storage relocated to a purpose-built facility near Kananook station to make way for new open space
- New road-bridge over Patterson River connecting Station Street
- Rail systems and power upgrades.
The level crossings on the Frankston line will be removed in stages to help reduce disruption for the local community and ensure the benefits of this major project can be delivered sooner.
This project will significantly revitalise Carrum village with improved access to the beach, a village square built around a new modern Carrum Station, plus significant new landscaping and open space.
The Seaford project also includes a $10 million package of works for significant new landscaping, walking and cycling paths and an upgrade to R.F. Miles Reserve for the local community and sports clubs.
The successful contractor will then have the opportunity to deliver the remaining level crossing removals and station rebuilds at Cheltenham, Mentone, Edithvale and Bonbeach.
Works at Seaford Road and the Station Street bridge will get underway in early 2018.
The new Station Street road bridge across the Patterson River will open in late 2018, and the Seaford Road level crossing gone by the end of the year.