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Contracts awarded for Level Crossing Removal project, Australia [free access]

January 12, 2021

The state government of Victoria has awarded contracts to three alliances for the removal of seven level crossings around Melbourne under the Level Crossing Removal project (LXR). LXR is a programme of the state government of Victoria to remove 75 level crossings in Melbourne.


An alliance of John Holland Group, Kellog Brown and Root (KBR), Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), and LXR has secured an AUD564 million contract to remove four level crossings on the Mernda Line. The scope of work includes replacement of crossings at Oakover and Murray roads, and Bell and Cramer streets with a raised rail line, and construction of two new stations. Early works began in 2020.  The works are expected to conclude in 2023.


An alliance of Fulton Hogan, MTM, and LXR secured an AUD234 million contract to remove the level crossings at Fitzgerald Road in Ardeer and at Robinsons Road in Deer Park. The scope of works includes construction of a road underpass at Robinsons Road and a road overpass at Fitzgerald Road. Early works are expected to commence in February 2021 and to conclude in 2025.


An alliance of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald, MTM, and LXR has secured an AUD192 million contract for the Ferguson Street crossing removal project in Williamstown. The scope of work includes lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new North Williamstown station. The construction site will be set up by mid-January. The works are expected to conclude in 2022.


In December 2020, an alliance of Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs, MTM, and LXR secured an AUD248 million contract for the level crossing removal at Hallam Road. The scope of work includes construction of a new station at Hallam and building a rail bridge.


(1 AUD [Australian Dollar] = 0.77 USD)