Level Crossing Removal Project - Melton Highway

September 2018 Update

Free Community Fun Day - All Welcome

The Level Crossing Removal Authority would like to say thank you to the Sydenham and Taylors Lakes communities for their patience during the removal of the level crossing at Melton Highway.

Join LXRA for a free community fun day on Saturday 6 October to celebrate the completion of the new Melton Highway road bridge.
Come along, enjoy a free BBQ, crepes and some fairy floss. There'll be entertainment for the whole family - little and big kids alike.

April 2018 Update

Temporary Closure of Melton Highway - Buses Replacing Trains on the Sunbury Line

Melton Highway will be temporarily closed in both directions between McCubbin Drive and Overton Lea Boulevard from 8pm on Friday 13 April 2018 to 5am on Monday 16 April 2018.

Buses will replace trains on the Sunbury line between Watergardens and Sunbury all day on Sunday 15 April 2018.

What’s happening?

Melton Highway will be closed to enable the installation of 18 ‘Super T’ concrete bridge beams. These beams will support the deck of the new northern bridge. To safely perform this installation, the road must be closed while two cranes lift the beams into place.

Detours for east and westbound traffic will be available via Gourlay Road, Taylors Road, Hume Drive, Kings Road, Calder Park Drive and the Calder Freeway. Comprehensive detour signage will be in place along detour routes during the closure. Please refer to detour map below.

Melton Highway will also be closed to pedestrians and cyclists at this time. The nearest crossing will be the Watergardens Station overpass. For elderly residents with mobility limitations, please call 1800 762 667 to make alternative transport arrangements as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or would like more information on any aspect of the removal of the Melton Highway level crossing, please phone Contact Centre on 1800 762 667 or send an email to contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au 

Melton Highway will be closed at the level crossing from 8:00pm Friday 13 April to 5:00am Monday 16 April 2018. Watch this video for details and detours in place during the closure.

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February 2018 Update

WE'RE SAYING GOODBYE TO THE MELTON HIGHWAY LEVEL CROSSING FOREVER
The southern side of the new road bridge will be finished and ready to take drivers by February, marking the end of the project’s first stage. We’ll switch traffic gradually over successive days and nights. Once cars are on the new bridge, we will close the dangerous and congested level crossing for good.

THREE LANE BRIDGE
When the road bridge is completed later this year, there will be a total of six lanes (three each way). When switching traffic to the southern side of the new bridge, however, there will only be three lanes.

LXRA have conducted extensive traffic analysis in the lead up to this traffic switch. The results show that reducing westbound traffic to one lane on the bridge will not significantly increase delays and will allow them to speed up the construction program, finishing the whole bridge sooner.

Temporarily, there will be two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane on the bridge.

Pedestrians and cyclists will also be switched to the new shared path on the bridge to cross the rail lines safely.

From February, cars will be up on the new road bridge driving safely over the Sunbury/Bendigo rail line.

July 2017 Update

WEEKEND CLOSURE OF MELTON HIGHWAY AND SUNBURY RAIL LINE

Over the weekend, teams worked to lift and install beams that will form the base of one side of the new six-lane road bridge with a large 42-metre, 600 tonne crane.

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Melton Highway was closed at the level crossing from 8.00pm Friday 28 July until the early morning of Monday 31 July. During this period, trains were replaced by buses between Sunbury and Sunshine. Traffic detour routes were in place, as outlined below.

8PM Friday 28 July - 5AM Monday 31 July

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BRIDGE BUILDING IS UNDERWAY

The bridge on the south side of Melton Highway has started to emerge as major construction to remove the dangerous level crossing continues in Sydenham. 

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More information about the Level Crossing Removal Project:

Level Crossing Removal Authority

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