Please find below forwarded information provided to Paul Davies, KCA president, and the KCA by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources re: Seaford Road Level Crossing removal.
Today the Victorian Government announced the design solution for removal of the level crossing. The solution, a new hybrid design, will lower Seaford Road and place the rail line on to a planted embankment to separate road from rail.
This new unique approach is the result of 12 months of technical and engineering investigations as well as environmental assessments and community consultation. Given the level crossing is located close to the internationally protected Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands and Kananook Creek, other solutions such as a rail trench, were found to pose greater environmental risks due to changing groundwater levels.
The project scope also includes a $10 million package of works, giving the opportunity to revitalise the area around the crossing through new landscaping, walking and cycling paths and community spaces.
We will be in the Seaford area with our Mobile Information Hub from Monday 6 March, where the community can drop in to find out more about the project and talk to members of the project team.
We are available to meet with residents and stakeholders to discuss the details of this project. If you would like a briefing on the current status of the project, we would be happy to meet with you. Please contact us via return email or call us on 1800 762 667.
We look forward to working with you as we progress this project and make the community of Seaford safer and less congested for the thousands of people who live and travel through each day.
You can find more information on this project, Mobile Info Hub details and how to get involved as we progress this project to construction by visiting our website at your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/seaford
Level Crossing Removal Authority,
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
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