Melbourne, VIC: State Government commits funding to further level crossing eliminations

2 May

The elimination of further level crossings in Greater Melbourne has been announced by the ruling Liberal government in the context of the new state budget. In the latest announcement it has been confirmed that the state government will fully fund the elimination of the Burke Road- Willis Street level crossing in Glen Iris with a road-over-rail bridge and the associated redevelopment of the adjacent Gardiner railway station. Work will begin in 2015 with completion expected early in 2017.

Also included in what is an AUD457 million project are the elimination by way of grade separation of level crossings on North Rd, Ormond and Blackburn Rd, Blackburn. Both of these projects also include railway station improvements necessary because the-grade-separations will be rail-over-road.

In another recent announcement the Main Road level crossing in St Albans is also going to be eliminated. Including this grade separation, the cost of the four grade-separation projects and associated railway station reconstruction is AUD660 million.

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