Early works begin on Hallam Rd level crossing removal project in VIC

Monica Gameng   |   November 1, 2020
New Hallam Station (cr: Level Crossing Removal Project)

Early works are now underway to prepare for major construction to begin on the Victorian Government’s Hallam Road level crossing removal project as well as the delivery of a new train station. 

Over the coming weeks, fences will be put up around the work site and site facilities will be set up to prepare for major works to begin later this year. Other early works will include the relocation of utilities and soil testing. 

To give way to the establishment of site offices, about 50 car parking space will be closed in the southern station car park. To make up for the loss of parking spaces, a temporary commuter car park is going to be built, which will open in early 2021. 

Hallam-car-park-map-Oct-2020Temporary car park location (source: Level Crossing Removal Project)

In addition, nominations for the Hallam Road Level Crossing Removal Construction Liaison Group are now open. The nominated liaison group is going to have regular meetings to get the latest project news as well as provide the construction team with local knowledge and perspectives. 

For interested parties, you can visit Engage Victoria’s Hallam Road page here. 

“We’re excited to see early works get underway on the level crossing project and the new station – and I’d encourage all locals who want to get involved in the project to consider joining the Construction Liaison Group,” Member for Narre Warren North Luke said. 

The Hallam Road project is part of the $15 billion investment to improve the Pakenham Line – one of the State’s longest and busiest rail lines. 

The level crossing removal project at Hallam Road will include building a rail bridge to improve safety, traffic flow and connectivity between Cranbourne, Spring Square and Hampton Park Town Centre. 

HallamRd_EntranceNew Hallam Station (source: Level Crossing Removal Project)

For the new Hallam Station, a second entrance has been added to the initial design in response to community feedback. The second entrance will allow passengers to access platforms from either side of Hallam Road. 

A Parkiteer bike parking facility is also going to be built for the new station. 

Both the level crossing removal and new station projects are complemented by the completed Hallam Road Upgrade and the opening of the new Evans Road bridge, which will reconnect the communities of Lyndhurst, Lynbrook and Cranbourne West for the first time in over a decade. 

“We’re freeing up Melbourne’s booming south-eastern suburbs – with the Hallam Road Upgrade, level crossing removals and the Metro Tunnel, we’re busting congestion on busy roads and slashing times on trains,” Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said. 

The State Government is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossing across Victoria, with 38 already removed for good. The Hallam Road level crossing is going to be permanently gone in 2022. 

Source: Premier of Victoria – Media Centre; Level Crossing Removal Project (1, 2, 3); Rail ExpressVictoria’s Big Build 

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