The South Gippsland Highway level crossing impedes the flow of 31,000 cars and trucks each weekday, with boom gates down for a third of the two-hour morning peak.
The Victorian Government announced the removal of this crossing in November 2018 as one of 25 additional new crossings to be removed. The final design solution was confirmed as road over rail.
Major works began in mid-2020, with the road bridge completed in just over a year and opened to traffic on Tuesday 3 August 2021.
The project scope also includes 8000 square metres of green space, which will be constructed at the site of the former intersection of South Gippsland Highway and Princes Highway. This area will include additional sections of shared use path, seating and lighting.
The South Gippsland Highway level crossing removal project will be complete in mid-2022.
- Rainwater tanks used to harvest water which was used for construction activities, such as dust suppression
- Development of a platform for data capture and reporting
- Digitizing data capture – using QR codes to improve existing processes
- Energy reduction through adapting an offline construction method
- Reduction in waste through the implementation of a 6 stream waste system and 75% reuse of spoil
- Engagement of suppliers to ensure adoption of sustainability initiatives