News Date: 08 Oct 2017
Works have been fast tracked on the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade, with a massive nine-day construction blitz beginning over the weekend.
Premier Daniel Andrews joined local community representatives and construction workers at the Grange Road level crossing in Alphington last week, where a 37 tonne beam will be craned into place as part of the works.
The large concrete support beam will form part of the new Grange Road bridge once the rail trench is dug underneath it in early 2018.
During the massive construction blitz, over 400 workers will continue duplicating the single section of track in Heidelberg and demolish Rosanna Station to make way for a brand new station that will reopen in March 2018.
While Rosanna Station is closed, trains will not stop at Rosanna and shuttle buses will connect passengers to Macleod and Heidelberg stations.
The works are part of the $395 million Hurstbridge Line Upgrade that is removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna, building a brand new Rosanna Station, and duplicating the single section of track between Heidelberg.
The Grange Road level crossing will be removed by lowering the Hurstbridge line under Grange Road, while a rail bridge will be built over busy Lower Plenty Road, safely separating trains and cars for the first time.
Work on the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade will be completed by 2019.
Works are now underway on the redevelopment of Edwardstown Oval in Marion, after the project received $4 million in funding from the Australian Government.
The Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTP Alliance) consisting of McConnell Dowell, Mott MacDonald and Arup have been awarded the contract that will see the Oaklands Park level crossing removed.
Works are progressing well on the Northlink WA project’s southern section, with traffic now diverted from Tonkin Highway to Collier Road.
Stage 2 of the Exmouth Boat Harbour upgrade has now been completed, paving the way for job opportunities and economic growth for the area.
Several notorious blackspots are set to receive upgrades thanks to $22 million worth of funding from the South Australian State Government to improve safety across Adelaide’s roads.