THOMPSONS ROAD LEVEL CROSSING AMONG NEXT TO GO

The Andrews Labor Government has marked its first year in office by announcing the removal of four more level crossings, including Thompsons Road in Lyndhurst.

Nearly 26,000 vehicles use Thompsons Road each and every day and removing the level crossing will significantly reduce congestion and travel times as well as improve safety for motorists.

The level crossing removal will be delivered as part of the duplication of Thompsons Road, another key election commitment that will reduce congestion even further.

Earlier this year $20.5 million was provided to undertake planning and pre-construction work to duplicate Thompsons Road. Preliminary activities including design development, environmental studies, traffic modelling, utility service investigations and stakeholder engagement are underway.

For more information about the removal of the Thompsons Road level crossing, visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Couacaud Graley

“After years of excuses and inaction under the Liberals the Andrews Labor Government is getting on with upgrading our local roads and removing our most dangerous and congested level crossings,”

“Local residents regularly contact me about their frustration at this congestion hot spot and I`m just so pleased that we are delivering this much needed project for them,” 

“It will ensure that local residents spend less time stuck in traffic and more time with their families.”