Construction has begun on the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal and partial duplication of the Altona Loop in Melbourne.

The Altona Loop partial duplication will enable trains to pass or to wait off the main Werribee line.

This will significantly improve reliability and reduce the probability of trains bypassing the loop.

The Kororoit Creek Road level crossing will be removed by building a dual rail bridge, with the duplication extending for 800m from the Altona junction to the Kororoit Creek.

Throughout September 2017, locals will start to see more activity around the level crossing and duplication site, with the team beginning to establish fencing and barriers, clearing topsoil and relocating underground utilities in preparation for major construction in late 2017.

The $82 million contract for the duplication and removal of the level crossing will be completed by the end of 2018.

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