BEAM IN PLACE OVER CLAYTON ROAD

BEAM IN PLACE OVER CLAYTON ROAD

Posted on 05. Sep, 2017 in Clayton Update

Clayton’s first elevated rail beam to stretch out across a road is now in place and Member for Clarinda Hong Lim is beaming with pride.

Two 74 tonne beams were installed across Clayton Road in the wee hours of Saturday morning, taking workers about one hour each to set in place.

With boom gates down for up to 82 minutes of each two hour morning peak the crossing is notorious for causing congestion.

Recent statistics also show the level crossing to be one of Melbourne’s worst for pedestrian near misses.

Over the five years between 2011 to 2015 a total of 19 near misses involving trains and pedestrians were recorded at Clayton Road, the highest of any of the 50 level crossings set to be removed by the Victorian Government.

Quotes attributable to Hong Lim:

“It’s starting to become a reality that this level crossing will soon be gone.”

“This is not just about cutting down congestion, it’s about making people safer and giving Clayton the kind of infrastructure it needs and deserves.”

 

 

 

 

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