The Reservoir level crossing removal project has entered its next phase of work, with the closing of the High Street intersection.
The intersection will reopen in December this year, and during the closure the construction crews will reconfigure the road and build two 185m long steel bridge segments over the intersection.
The Reservoir level crossing removal and new station are scheduled to be complete in 2020.
Raising the rail line over the road will offer the opportunity to develop public open space below and beside the rail bridge, including walking and cycling paths, landscaping and a public plaza for the community.
Work to improve safety and deliver more trains on the Mernda line, used by 33,000 passengers each weekday, is continuing with another four level crossing removals and new stations at Bell and Preston planned.
Victorian Assistant Treasurer and Member for Preston, Robin Scott, said, “It won’t be long until we can finally say goodbye to the dangerous and congested Reservoir level crossing – this intense period of construction is going to see the area transformed.”
“The progress at Reservoir so far has been phenomenal, I’m looking forward to the next phase of work taking place.”