Work to remove the level crossings at Clyde Road, Berwick will ramp up with a contract now signed.
In October, the State Government said a road underpass was the best design to remove the level crossing which will start next year and be completed by 2022.
An alliance comprising Fulton Hogan and Metro Trains Melbourne has been awarded the $166 million contract to remove the Clyde Road level crossing in Berwick by lowering the road under the Pakenham line – boosting safety and reducing congestion for the 22,000 drivers who use the crossing every day.
A road underpass also means Berwick Station won’t need to be knocked down, as the government believes this would cause further disruption for passengers,
Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said: “We said we’d remove 75 level crossings by 2025 and with contracts now awarded for 50, we’re well on track.”