A vital road connection has been restored for locals in the south-east with the first vehicles travelling over the new Evans Road bridge in Lyndhurst on Friday 30 October 2020.
The new Evans Road bridge removes the state’s 39th level crossing and reconnects tens of thousands of people in the fast-growing communities of Lyndhurst, Lynbrook, and Cranbourne West
Since Evans Road was closed at the level crossing in 2005, road users were taking risks when travelling across the rail line to avoid lengthy detours. These communities are now safer and better connected with the crossing gone for good.
The new 620-metre road bridge was built using 135,000 tonnes of compacted earth, 450 tonnes of Australian made steel and more than 3000 cubic metres of locally sourced concrete. The project supported regional jobs with more than 750 concrete retaining wall panels supplied by GBG Concrete based in Sale.
Over the coming months work will also continue around the Evans Road site to plant more than 46,000 trees, shrubs and grasses and signalise the intersection of Boland Drive and Evans Road.
Evans Road is the first crossing to go as part of the Victorian Government’s $1 billion Cranbourne Line Upgrade, which by 2025 will see every single crossing removed between Cranbourne and the city, along with fully duplicating the track to allow trains to run every ten minutes on the Cranbourne line.