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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    Once you’ve explored the option for removing this level crossing, you can use this forum as one of the ways to share your thoughts and feedback.

    Some questions to consider in the discussion:
    • What is important for us to consider when thinking about the look of a rail bridge at Skye/Overton Road?
    • What is important to be included in the design of a bridge over Skye/Overton Road. More retail parking? Cycle and walking paths? Trees and plants?
    • There will be disruption during construction. How important is it to you that local roads and parking remain open as we carry out...

    Once you’ve explored the option for removing this level crossing, you can use this forum as one of the ways to share your thoughts and feedback.

    Some questions to consider in the discussion:
    • What is important for us to consider when thinking about the look of a rail bridge at Skye/Overton Road?
    • What is important to be included in the design of a bridge over Skye/Overton Road. More retail parking? Cycle and walking paths? Trees and plants?
    • There will be disruption during construction. How important is it to you that local roads and parking remain open as we carry out the works? Be specific – what are the no-go areas in your opinion?

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