A rail bridge will be built to remove the Toorak Road level crossing.

Around 37,000 vehicles travel through the level crossing every day making it one of Melbourne’s busiest roads. Boom gates are down for 35 per cent of the morning peak which create a major bottleneck for this arterial road.

This solution has the shortest construction time, meaning less disruptions for residents and commuters, and the least disruption to major underground utility services.

The rail bridge design also provides the greatest community benefit. It will facilitate new open spaces beneath and beside the rail line and provides the best opportunity to reinstate landscaping, with these elements to be the subject of community engagement.

Computer generated image of how the level crossing has no gone with an rail bridge solution, train crossings above cars to reach its destination.

Major construction is expected begin later in 2019 with works due to be completed by 2021.