Works have commenced on the Clyde Road level crossing as piling rigs arrived at the site of the brand-new road underpass expected to be completed in 2022.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP was pleased to be in attendance as works continued to remove this dangerous and congested level crossing.
Significant piling works will be undertaken during a week-long construction blitz between 19 February and 26 February, to drill 16 piles up to 29m deep and using more than 308 cubic metres of concrete and 35 tonnes of reinforced steel to support the new underpass and rail bridge.
Around 22,000 vehicles travel through the Clyde Road, Berwick level crossing daily with boom gates down for up to a third of the morning peak. This level crossing removal will ultimately see commute times slashed for those who use this important connection.
The project will deliver a new road underpass that will improve safety, traffic flow, and connection to nearby precincts while also providing an upgraded bus interchange, new walking and cycling connections, and planting more than 37,000 trees, plants, and shrubs.
Clyde Road is just one of 75 level crossings that are being removed by the Victorian Government as part of Victoria’s Big Build.
The Andrews Government is committed to reducing travel times and making getting around safer and easier for everyone by removing congested level crossings, streamlining travel with the Metro Tunnel project, and introducing state-of-the-art High Capacity Metro Trains.
Texting CLYDE to 0429 218 131 will send SMS alerts direct to your phone about construction impacts and travel changes in the area.
More information on the Clyde Road Level Crossing Removal project is available on 1800 105 105 and at levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/projects/clyde-road-berwick
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas
“Getting rid of the Clyde Road level crossing will make it easier for locals to get to work and school, and free up an important connection to Casey Hospital.”
“Upgrading our transport infrastructure and improving traffic flow increases the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and commuters while making sure more people get home sooner to spend more time with those they care about.”
“The Andrews Government is dedicated to improving our public transport services, roads, safety, connectivity and delivering jobs.”
16 February 2021