Category: Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Two Level Crossing Removals Fast Tracked In The West

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the Victorian Government is getting on with projects to boost local jobs and keep Victorians moving, with two more level crossings in Melbourne’s west fast-tracked for removal by 2023. After months of site investigations and engineering assessments, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced the dangerous and congested level […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Western Metropolitan Region

Major Works Underway On Massive Cranbourne Line Upgrade

The Victorian Government is delivering safer, more reliable journeys for Melbourne’s growing south-east, with major work kicking off to duplicate the track along the Cranbourne Line as part of the $1 billion line upgrade. With 11 level crossings already removed on the Cranbourne line, work is now underway to duplicate eight kilometres of track between […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Getting On With Next Stage Of Suburban Roads Upgrades

The Victorian Government will streamline a $2.2 billion road construction blitz as part of the biggest suburban road upgrade program in Victoria’s history, boosting our economy and creating hundreds of jobs. Recognising the important role the construction industry will play in driving Victoria’s economy, the Government will accelerate the massive Suburban Roads Upgrade, using an […]

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Getting On With Building North East Link

The Andrews Labor Government will keep traffic moving on busy Greensborough Road as work ramps up on Victoria’s biggest ever road project – North East Link. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan has announced that works begin tonight on a massive work program to move a large, high-pressure gas main under Greensborough Road to make […]

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Funding Boost For The Bendigo And Echuca Line

Bendigo and Echuca are set to benefit from faster and more frequent train services as part of a $300 million regional rail funding boost from the Victorian and Federal governments. The extra funding for the Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade will help to deliver a modernised electronic train ordering system – the first of its […]

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Major Road And Rail Investment For Gippsland

The Victorian Government is providing more than $50 million for a major road upgrade as part of a huge transport boost from both Victoria and the Commonwealth to help Gippsland communities impacted by the summer’s bushfires and coronavirus. The final two sections of the Princes Highway East duplication at Flynn and Kilmany will soon get […]

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Bypass Opening Returns Local Roads To Drysdale

The Bellarine Peninsula’s biggest road infrastructure project, the Drysdale Bypass opens to traffic today. The new $117 million bypass, stretching 6 kilometres from Jetty Road to the north of Whitcombes Road, will significantly reduce traffic congestion through the centre of Drysdale and will ensure safer, more efficient journeys on the Bellarine Peninsula. The bypass will give local […]

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Meeting Of The Roadheaders At The New Town Hall Station

Workers have excavated deep under Swanston Street to create a space longer than a city block and as deep as a five-storey building for the Metro Tunnel Project’s new Town Hall Station. A huge excavating machine known as a roadheader will break through today into the central cavern, where another two roadheaders have been excavating […]

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Deadly Level Crossing To Go As Works Ramp Up In The West

The first designs for the removal of the deadly Ferguson Street level crossing have been revealed as works on major road and rail projects in Melbourne’s west ramp up – to fix some of the region’s worst traffic bottlenecks. After an extensive community consultation, site investigations and engineering assessments, the            […]

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Thompsons Rd Roundabout To Go Four Months Early

The intersection of Frankston-Dandenong Road and Thompsons Road will be closed for five weeks as the Andrews Labor Government removes the roundabout four months ahead of schedule. Closing the intersection for five weeks from 5 June will save residents and road users from ongoing delays and detours and ease congestion even faster than planned. Taking […]

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