Carrum rail project taking shape

Moving up: Construction of the rail bridge at Carrum is underway. Picture: Gary Sissons.

THE first piers and U-trough beams that support the rail over road bridge at Carrum Station have been installed.

Carrum Station closed on 6 July to allow for level crossing removal works to take place. A new station will be constructed as part of the works to raise the rail above road, with the project expected to be complete early next year. Trains run express through Carrum while works are being undertaken.

There are two piling rigs operating onsite to strengthen the ground to support the rail bridge and new Carrum Station.

Other works at Carrum Station have forced the closure of nearby Station Street until 28 October.

Works taking place along Station Street between Karrum Karrum Bridge and McLeod Road include road resurfacing, upgrades to footpaths in front of shops, and work on the new intersection. 

The street closed on 18 October and will reopen 6am 28 October. Pedestrian access to houses and shops will be maintained while the works are ongoing. On street parking outside shops on the road will not reopen until 9 December.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 23 October 2019

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