Safer Crossings For Sunshine

Safer Crossings For Sunshine

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder

Preliminary Designs Released For The Removal Of Two Level Crossings In Sunshine

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder today released preliminary designs for the removal of two level crossings on Anderson Road, Sunshine in another major milestone for Regional Rail Link.

Mr. Mulder said members of the community were invited to view the designs at two community information sessions on Wednesday 30 November and Saturday 3 December.

“Two level crossings on Anderson Road will be removed by moving the road over or under the railway.” Mr. Mulder said.

“This will eliminate the need for drivers to stop for trains on this busy arterial road which carries about 25,000 vehicles a day.”

“This will alleviate congestion, reduce travel times and improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.”

“These works are being undertaken to prepare for extra trains passing through Sunshine when the Regional Rail Link project is completed.” Mr. Mulder said.

A new road underpass will be constructed at the northern crossing on Anderson Road beneath the Sydenham, Bendigo and Sydney lines. The railway tracks will remain at their current height. The road will be lowered to allow vehicles to travel underneath.

The southern crossing near Sun Crescent will be removed by raising the road slightly and creating a new rail underpass.

New shared use paths will also be constructed at both crossings to provide uninterrupted bicycle and pedestrian access over the railway lines.

“Significant work has gone into designing the road/rail separations to improve traffic flow and safety on Anderson Road and future-proof the area for transport growth.” Mr. Mulder said.

“Without this work, travel times for vehicles along Anderson Road would substantially increase.”

The Regional Rail Link Authority has already begun consultation with directly affected residents and businesses on Anderson Road. Feedback from the community will help the Regional Rail Link Authority and its construction contractors to develop the preliminary designs further and plan construction to minimise the impact of the works.

The Regional Rail Link is a partnership between the Federal and Victorian governments.

Community Information Sessions

Where:

Sunshine Convention Centre

Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Victoria University

Gate 1, 460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine

When:

Wednesday 30 November

Any time between 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Saturday 3 December

Any time between 9.30 am – 1.30 pm