Cars travel through the Brunt Road level crossing.
Communities in Beaconsfield and Officer will soon benefit from an elevated road bridge at Brunt Road, removing the dangerous and congested level crossing and boosting safety in Melbourne’s south-east.
Removing this level crossing will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow more trains to run, more often.
The boom gates at Brunt Road are down for up to 20% of the morning peak, when 24 trains run through the crossing, causing significant traffic delays for the 8,400 vehicles that use the crossing each day. Since 2012 there have been 2 near misses and one collision at the Brunt Road level crossing.
An early design has been released of the new road bridge, which will be built alongside the existing Brunt Road level crossing, meaning fewer disruptions for drivers and train passengers during construction.
A shared use path and separate pedestrian path along the road bridge will provide new local connections for the growing community.
The new Brunt Road bridge will travel north – south above the Pakenham Line. Artist impression, subject to change.
A shared use path will also feature alongside the new road bridge. Artist impression, subject to change.
Have your say
The community has an opportunity to provide feedback on what they enjoy about the area, and how they move around the station precinct.
Feedback can be provided online at Engage Victoria by Monday 20 June.