Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project
Level Crossing Removal Authority
CPB Contractors/Lendlease - Construction alliance partners
Metro Trains Melbourne - Rail authority alliance partner
Aurecon/WSP - Design alliance partners
Cox/Aspect - Urban/landscape design
VSL - Construction sub-alliance
This infrastructure project replaced nine of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings with a modern elevated rail design.
Long rail viaducts are not common in Australia, and this project incorporated many local industry firsts to meet the aggressive construction programme, and set a new standard in urban design integration.
The key challenge was constructing new rail infrastructure in an extremely constrained brownfields environment, whilst minimising disruption to road and rail users, and the local community.
The solution, a precast segmental box girder, was erected span by span with a fascinating straddle carrier system.
This is the first time a straddle carrier and launching beam system was used in Australia.
This construction method was significantly safer than conventional methods, allowed for a very tight construction programme, and minimised in-situ works on site.