Bourkes Road, Warncoort level crossing upgrade - July 2020
Construction is starting soon on the Bourkes Road level crossing upgrade, one of 12 level crossings being upgraded between Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool to improve safety for train passengers and motorists.
Thanks for your patience while this important work is underway.
What we are doing
We’re upgrading the Bourkes Road level crossing.
The level crossing will feature boom gates, flashing lights and bells and better train detection technology.
Works will include:
- digging trenches near the crossing
- installing boom gates.
Work will begin in mid-July and is expected to take around four weeks.
What to be aware of
Once works start you may notice an increase in construction vehicles entering and exiting the work site area via Bourkes Road. Traffic management will be in place as needed.
There will be heavy equipment at the crossing site and in the rail corridor.
Works will take place during the day and there may be some construction noise and additional lighting.
Health and safety
The health and safety of our workers and the community is our key priority as we continue to deliver the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, as is supporting physical distancing measures in line with current health advice.
We have 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.
For more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au