Construction Blitz on the Hurstbridge Line
You’ve probably noticed a lot of construction work along the Hurstbridge Rail Line in recent months. That’s because the Andrews Government has funded the duplication of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, as well as the removal of level crossings at Lower Plenty Road and Grange Road.
This will also include a new, revamped station in Rosanna.
To get these works finished ahead of time and reduce the overall impact on commuters, the Level Crossing Removal Authority will begin a 44 day ‘construction blitz’ on 16 March. The purpose of this blitz is to allow full construction works to be completed by mid-2018 (6 months ahead of schedule).
Many people in the community have said they would prefer to have this temporary disruption, than a long, drawn-out process. While I know that this is causing significant impacts, particularly in peak times, the end result will be much better transport in the north-east.
Buses will be replacing trains, and there will be some closures to main and local roads which will result in longer travel times. It’s important that you plan ahead during this time and allow extra time for travel.