A Metro Trains Melbourne and Fulton Hogan Joint Venture has been awarded the $98 million contract for the removal of the level crossing at Dandenong South, South Gippsland Highway.
Construction of a road bridge over the rail line and the removal of one of 17 level crossings on the Pakenham Line are the highlights of the newly-won contract.
Significant benefits are expected to come from the project’s design, with improved pedestrian connections and access to critical local services.
With early works set to commence shortly, major construction on the project is expected to roll out in mid-2020. Early works will encompass site establishment, underground service relocations and preliminary works to prepare for traffic changes.
Construction of the new road bridge and replacing the intersection at Princes Highway and South Gippsland are the main points of emphasis for the major construction stage. A fully signalised T-intersection will also be delivered.
Metro Trains Melbourne and Fulton Hogan are already removing level crossings at Evans Road in Lyndhurst, Clyde Road in Berwick and Cardinia Road in Pakenham.
The Victorian Government is looking to remove 75 level crossings in total, with 34 already being deconstructed.
The level crossing removal project is set to be completed by 2022.
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