Cranbourne Line Upgrade works progress

Works are ramping on the Cranbourne line. Picture: LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT

Cranbourne Line Upgrade works will continue this week with buses replacing trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne and overnight road closures at the Greens Road level crossing.

Buses will replace trains between 8.30pm on Tuesday, 8 September and last train on Sunday, 13 September.

Greens Road will also close to traffic between Kitchen Road and the South Gippsland Highway overnight on Tuesday, 8, Wednesday, 9 and Thursday, 10 September between 7pm and 6am and again on Saturday, 12 September between 7pm and 6am.

Motorists should detour via either Abbotts Road or the Dandenong Bypass.

There will also be lane closures on Greens Road, near the level crossing, for the entirety of the works.

Over the six days, there will be piling and earthworks at Eumemmering Creek and the installation of critical power and signalling equipment at Lyndhurst, Cranbourne and around Merinda Park stations.

Crews will also relocate the Greens Road level crossing boom gates in order to widen the road to make room for a new rail bridge.

The $1 billion Cranbourne Line Upgrade will duplicate eight kilometres of track and remove level crossings between Cranbourne and Dandenong, enabling a boost in train services to one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas, making train travel easier and more reliable.

Together with the Metro Tunnel, these works are part of a long-term plan to run more trains, more often on Melbourne’s busiest lines.

To ensure the safety of all workers and the community, all construction and maintenance work undertaken will operate under a High Risk Covid Safe plan.

For traffic updates visit: traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.

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