Posted: 06 Jul 2020
Construction has begun on yet another level crossing in the state’s south west as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade.
The Armytage Road level crossing in Winchelsea is the latest to get underway, with the crossing to be fitted with boom gates, flashing lights, bells and better train detection technology. This level crossing currently features a “Stop” sign for protection.
Twelve level crossings are being upgraded along the line from Hunts Road in Moriac to Station Road in Garvoc, with the work being delivered by V/Line.
Construction on the level crossing upgrades commenced in January 2020, with crossings at Ayreys Reserve Road in Birregurra, Swan Marsh-Stonyford Road in Swan Marsh, Deans Creek Road in Colac and Garvoc Station Road in Garvoc already completed and in use.
The project has continued with strict protocols in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including enhanced industrial cleaning arrangements, provision of personal protective equipment and measures to reduce staff contact, including staggered shifts.
These level crossing upgrades build on the 22 delivered by the Victorian Government on the Warrnambool Line as part of the Safer Country Crossings Program in 2017.
Construction on the major package of works as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade will begin soon. The project includes a crossing loop at Boorcan and signalling upgrades to boost reliability and allow an extra weekday return service to be introduced.
It’s part of the Regional Rail Revival, which is upgrading every passenger rail line in Victoria and creating 1,000 jobs. Find out more about the Warrnambool Line Upgrade.
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