Works stopped on all level crossing removal projects

Vic Department of Transport

Work on all level crossing removal projects has stopped temporarily, as part of the Victorian Government-mandated shutdown of construction.

The industry shutdown is needed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to provide the workforce an opportunity to be vaccinated.

We thank you for your patience and will continue to keep you regularly updated through our email updates and website.

Site activity

You may notice some limited activity on the project site while our crews work to shut the construction sites down safely and maintain the ongoing security of the area.

Projects where we’ve shut major rail lines will take longer to make safe for nearby residents and commuters. Security will be in place at all sites during this 2-week shutdown.

Major construction blitzes

Buses will continue to replace trains on the Frankston, Lilydale, and Williamstown lines, and most local roads that are currently shut as part of our projects will remain so, with traffic control in place.

It’s not possible to reopen train lines and roads halfway through major construction blitzes given tracks have not been laid, new roads have not been built, and the infrastructure has not been commissioned.

Changes to our construction schedules are expected. Updated disruptions and community impacts will be communicated as soon as details are confirmed.

Relocation

Residents currently relocated due to level crossing removal works can return home during this 2-week pause or stay in their temporary accommodation.

A project representative will be in touch to discuss next steps, including the possible need to extend accommodation to align with the updated construction schedule, on a case-by-case basis.

We thank the community for their understanding and patience during this time.

COVIDSafety

Level Crossing Removal Project sites are expected to reopen on Tuesday 5 October and we’re working closely with our construction partners to comply with construction related public health orders by this time.

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