Toorak road crossing goes sky-high
Posted on 25 September 2019
The Toorak Road level crossing is getting an impressive upgrade. Construction of a skyrail will begin in October, which will disrupt underground services and utilities in the area throughout the project.
Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and Metro Trains are all working on the $89 million contract which will help to ease the current strain on road and rail commuters caused by the level crossing, which creates a bottleneck of traffic entering and exiting Monash Freeway. There will also be an increased focus on improving cyclist and pedestrian conditions to encourage alternatives to driving during peak times.
Currently, the level-crossing boom gates are down for 35% of the morning rush, delaying over 37,000 vehicles travelling through the crossing daily.
Toorak Road will be closed at the level crossing from 9pm on Friday 4 October to 5am Monday 7 October.
The Toorak Road level crossing will be gone by 2021 and is one of the 75 crossings to be removed by 2025.