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St Albans Rail Grade Separation

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2015 - Mid 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$222,900,000
Australian Government Contribution:$151,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Brimbank City Council
State:VIC

Project Description

The project grade separated the existing level crossing at St Albans by lowering the Sunbury Rail Line below Main Road. The project also constructed a new rail station and bus interchange, relocated the existing car park and constructed a new pedestrian overpass.

Benefits

Prior to the project, it was estimated that Main Road was closed for up to 18 minutes during the peak periods which created traffic queues along Main Road in both directions. The project has removed the need for vehicles and pedestrians to stop at the level crossing, improving safety and the economic viability of the St Albans Major Activity Centre.

Funding

The cost of the project was $222.9 million. The Australian Government contributed $151 million and the Victorian Government $71.9 million.

Timetable

Construction commenced on 4 October 2015 with practical completion reached on 19 May 2017.

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Project details last updated: 26/05/2017