Major road and rail projects will continue this spring under strict safety precautions.
As Victorians stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus, and transport patronage and road use lower, some disruptions will have less impact than usual.
Work continues on the West Gate Tunnel to shift and rebuild the Millers Road ramps, as we widen the West Gate Freeway from eight to 12 lanes.
New smart overhead lane-use management signs will be installed on the Monash Freeway, giving the 470,000 motorists who use the freeway each day live traffic incident information.
Crews will start to build a bridge over Governor Road as well as construct new turning lanes to enter and exit the new Mordialloc Freeway.
A 2.5-kilometre gas main will be relocated to make way for North East Link, with night works taking place along Greensborough Road.
Level crossing removals
Spring will see work continue on 15 level crossing projects around Melbourne.
Work is underway on the Upfield Line corridor to build two new stations and remove four level crossings - including the Bell Street crossing. It will free up a vital arterial road and ease frustration for the 40,000 drivers who travel across the tracks each day.
On the Frankston Line, there will be power, signalling and utility works to prepare worksites for the removal of five more level crossings at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach.
Cranbourne Line Upgrade
We will undertake piling and earthworks at Eumemmering Creek and install critical power and signalling equipment along the Cranbourne Line. The boom gates on Greens Road will also be relocated to prepare for the construction of the new rail bridge to accommodate the duplicated track.
Underneath the city, the Metro Tunnel’s twin nine-kilometre tunnels between Kensington and South Yarra are taking shape, with all four tunnel boring machines currently in action.
The Sunbury Line Upgrade will continue in November with track, power and platform upgrades, preparing for more modern trains when the Metro Tunnel opens.
Important safety and performance testing for Melbourne's new High Capacity Metro Trains will also be carried out on the Werribee Line from late August.
Work is continuing safely on Victoria’s Big Build
To ensure the safety of all workers and the community, all construction and maintenance work carried out during stage 4 restrictions will operate under a High Risk COVIDSafe Plan. Workforce numbers have already been significantly reduced across Victoria’s Big Build following directions from the Chief Health Officer.
Victorians are reminded to avoid the transport network unless leaving the house for essential purposes, to always wear a face covering when in public, practise good hand hygiene and physically distance wherever possible.
See our Works continue this spring page to find out more about the spring program of works and associated disruptions.