Highett and Wickham Roads level crossings must go
Bayside is calling for the removal of the level crossings in the lead up to the 2022 Victorian election
Thursday 25 August 2022
The removal of the level crossings is one of Bayside's key priorities for the upcoming Victorian election.
The Victorian Government’s level crossing removal project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025. To date 65 crossings have been removed including 10 along the Frankston line.
The Highett Road and Wickham Road level crossings are the last remaining at-grade crossings in the northern section of the Frankston line above Mentone. They are not included on the current schedule for removal.
The crossings contribute to significant traffic congestion in the Highett activity area and represent an unacceptable level of safety risk to road users and pedestrians.
The crossings also delay commuter journeys on the railway line, extending travel time including for express trains. This makes sustainable travel a less attractive choice now and into the future despite the construction of the Suburban Rail Loop Cheltenham station within 1kms of both crossings.
Find out more on Bayside's advocacy priorities for the 2022 Victorian election.