A Fulton Hogan and Metro Trains Melbourne Joint Venture has won the $98 million South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South level crossing removal contract.
The contract includes the construction of a road bridge over the rail line and to remove one of the 17 level crossings on the Pakenham Line.
The project’s design is expected to provide significant benefits, including improved pedestrian connections and access to important local services.
Early works are set to begin soon, with major construction expected to begin in mid-2020. The early works will include site establishment, underground service relocations and preliminary works to prepare for traffic changes.
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Major works will involve the construction the new road bridge and replacing the intersection at South Gippsland Highway and Princes Highway with a fully signalised T-intersection.
Fulton Hogan and Metro Trains Melbourne are already removing level crossings at Clyde Road in Berwick, Evans Road in Lyndhurst and Cardinia Road in Pakenham.
In total the state government is aiming to remove 75 level crossings with 34 already removed.
It is anticipated that the level crossing will be fully removed for 2022.