An alliance between McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott McDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne have won a $113.8 million contract to build a road bridge over the Werribee Line to remove the Cherry Street level crossing.
The project aims to reduce travel times for drivers by creating a direct connection between Tarneit Road and the Princes Highway and create safer connections for cyclists and pedestrians.
A new pedestrian underpass will also be built along with a share-use path on the south side of the rail line.
The alliance has already removed three level crossings across Melbourne and is also building a new stabling yard at Wyndham Vale.
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Werribee is also set to see two more level crossings removed, with the Old Geelong Road and Werribee Street crossings expected to be removed by 2022.
Construction to remove the Cherry Street level crossing will begin in early 2020, with construction expected to conclude in 2022. Works are underway to prepare the area and establish a site office.
The Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project aims to remove 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.