Skye/Overton Road, Frankston

Level crossings at Skye Road with boom gates down and train crossing

On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

The contract to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Skye/Overton Road was awarded to joint venture John Holland/KBR in May 2017, and the construction team began mobilising on site in August 2017.

In April 2018 the level crossing was removed, improving safety and traffic flow for future commuters and local traffic. Previous traffic congestion in the two-hour morning peak period would hold up vehicles for up to 35 minutes while boom gates were down.

Landscaping works revitalised the area with 280 trees and more than 35,000 plants and seedlings covering about 9000 square metres. More than 95 per cent were Victorian natives such as flowering banksias and eucalypts, sourced and supplied through social enterprise.

The new space includes improved bus service areas, new street lighting, new signalled pedestrian crossing for the community to safely access bus services, and a 1.2 kilometre shared use path connecting northern suburbs with local traders.

On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

The contract to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Skye/Overton Road was awarded to joint venture John Holland/KBR in May 2017, and the construction team began mobilising on site in August 2017.

In April 2018 the level crossing was removed, improving safety and traffic flow for future commuters and local traffic. Previous traffic congestion in the two-hour morning peak period would hold up vehicles for up to 35 minutes while boom gates were down.

Landscaping works revitalised the area with 280 trees and more than 35,000 plants and seedlings covering about 9000 square metres. More than 95 per cent were Victorian natives such as flowering banksias and eucalypts, sourced and supplied through social enterprise.

The new space includes improved bus service areas, new street lighting, new signalled pedestrian crossing for the community to safely access bus services, and a 1.2 kilometre shared use path connecting northern suburbs with local traders.

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    Local business survey

    We want to get to know the local traders in the area.

    Please fill in our local business survey and let us know how we can best assist you during construction.


    We want to get to know the local traders in the area.

    Please fill in our local business survey and let us know how we can best assist you during construction.


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    Submit your feedback!

    The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is inviting written submissions on the Skye/Overton Level Crossing Removal Project.

    Over the past year we have heard from a wide range of community members and there is still time for you to have your say. LXRA will use your feedback to further enhance the rail over road project design

    To be received by LXRA by 5PM Friday 17 March 2017 


    The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is inviting written submissions on the Skye/Overton Level Crossing Removal Project.

    Over the past year we have heard from a wide range of community members and there is still time for you to have your say. LXRA will use your feedback to further enhance the rail over road project design

    To be received by LXRA by 5PM Friday 17 March 2017 


    Take Survey
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    Take our survey

    Welcome to our survey - we're keen to hear from you about level crossing removals in your area. This survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Feel free to skip sections (unless they are marked with an *).

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

    Level crossing removal option

    Raise the rail line over Skye/Overton Road and retain the existing road level.


    Key information

    • Height of rail bridge approximately 8 metres
    • Width of rail bridge approximately 12 metres
    • Length of rail bridge approximately 900 metres

    Welcome to our survey - we're keen to hear from you about level crossing removals in your area. This survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Feel free to skip sections (unless they are marked with an *).

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

    Level crossing removal option

    Raise the rail line over Skye/Overton Road and retain the existing road level.


    Key information

    • Height of rail bridge approximately 8 metres
    • Width of rail bridge approximately 12 metres
    • Length of rail bridge approximately 900 metres
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