Ballan Station and passing loop works
Throughout August, we’ll continue work on the new pedestrian overpass and platform and on the new northern forecourt while continuing to build the southern car park.
What we are doing
Monday to Saturday 7am – 6pm throughout August
The following works will take place in the rail corridor and within the station precinct:
- Construction on the new pedestrian overpass, ramps, stairs and southern platform
- South side car park construction including earthworks, laying of asphalt and kerbs
- Service relocation throughout the station precinct
- Drainage improvement works throughout the station precinct
- Expanding the northern construction zone to allow for works on the new forecourt and bus bays.
Ballan passing loop
- Drainage installation near the Windle Street level crossing
- Water main installation along Stead Street
- Laying new track including ballast and sleeper deliveries
- Earthworks involving movement of stockpiles within the rail corridor
- Underground service and drainage installation along the rail corridor.
Changed traffic conditions and reduced speed limits
Traffic management will be in place for the safety of workers and the public at the following locations:
- Ingliston Road
- Windle Street
- Walsh Street
- Stead Street (closed)
- Cowie Street
- Atkinson Street
- Old Geelong Road
- Geelong-Ballan Road.
Residents and businesses will be notified in advance if road access changes.
Closure of Stead Street
Stead Street will remain closed for water main installation and rail bridge works. We plan to re-open Stead Street in early September 2019.
CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AND REDUCED SPEED LIMITS
Traffic management will be in place for the safety of workers and the public at the following locations as rail and construction machinery operate in the area:
- Ingliston Road level crossing
- Walsh Street
- Stead Street
- Old Geelong Road level crossing
- Geelong-Ballan Road level crossing.
Out-of-hours works and deliveries
Some works within the rail corridor may be undertaken at night when trains aren’t running for the safety of our workers and to minimise the disruption to commuters.
There may be other out of hours works, including on Sundays, around the station building and car park to minimise the impacts to commuters.
For disruptive works, directly impacted residents and businesses will be notified in advance.
What to be aware of
- Site deliveries and staff movements around the station precinct and site construction zones
- Machinery and workers in car park areas, near level crossings, on local roads and within the rail corridor
- Dust generation. Where necessary, water carts will be used for dust suppression
- Increased noise around the station precinct and rail corridor
- Vibration may be felt during car park construction works due to machinery.
No impacts to existing services to your property are expected from our project works.
Where possible we will minimise disruption to residents in the following ways:
- Scheduling noisy works during normal working hours where possible
- Using broadband reversing alarms on mobile machinery that are quieter than reversing ‘beepers’
- Using noise-reduced equipment.
We will notify residents and businesses if there are any significant changes to the program.
All planned works are dependent on suitable weather and ground conditions.