Learn more about the Clyde Road level crossing removal

Berwick Building Blocks sessions are teaching children about level crossing removal projects. Photo: SUPPLIED, LXRP

Berwick Building Blocks, run by the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), is a community initiative informing children about the removal of the Clyde Road level crossing.

LXRP is calling on Berwick’s future engineers, designers and construction workers to get involved in free, daily interactive sessions where children aged three to seven can learn what construction techniques go into LXRP projects.

Children can dress up as an engineer in personal protective equipment as they explore, play and build and use large scale building blocks to create their own rail bridge and road underpass, replicating the Clyde Road underpass currently under construction.

Level Crossing Removal Program director Andrew Pepplinkhouse said the Clyde Road level crossing will be gone for good this summer, boosting safety and easing congestion for the community.

“The Level Crossing Removal Project delivers a transformative program of work for generations to come, and it’s great to give younger people the opportunity to find out how we’re removing the dangerous and congested level crossing at Clyde Road,” Mr Pepplinkhouse said.

The program is being delivered at Federation University, Berwick and sessions will run for 45 minutes from Monday 6 to Friday 10 December and Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 January, from 9am to 3pm.

Covid-19 safety protocols are in place and all children must be supervised by an adult.

Registrations can be made by visiting eventbrite.com.au and searching for ‘Berwick Building Blocks’.

For more information contact the LXRP team on 1800 105 105 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

The level crossing at Clyde Road, Berwick is being removed by building a road underpass beneath the rail line.

The project will also deliver an upgraded bus interchange at Berwick Station and new walking and cycling connections.

Around 22,000 vehicles travel through the Clyde Road, Berwick level crossing each day.

Removing the level crossing aims to improve safety and traffic flow, while creating better local connections to the nearby residential, health and education precincts.

Major works are underway and the level crossing will be gone in 2022.

The Level Crossing Removal Project is getting rid of 85 level crossings by 2025, with 54 already removed.