KBR collaborates with Alliance Partners to deliver major infrastructure projects in Australia
11 Aug 2016
In Victoria, Australia, street level rail crossings can make for dangerous and congested conditions for pedestrians and motorists. The Victorian Government has set out to remove fifty street level crossings on Melbourne's metropolitan rail network to improve safety and efficiency for the millions of area residents and KBR is playing a key role in the project.
KBR, in an alliance with John Holland, VicRoads, Metro Trains Melbourne, Public Transport Victoria, and the Level Crossing Removal Authority, is delivering the first four level crossing removal projects at Burke Road in the suburb of Glen Iris, North Road in Ormond, Centre Road in Bentleigh and McKinnon Road in McKinnon.
These projects are removing the level crossings by lowering the rail line below the roads and include the design and construction of new stations, platforms and access improvements to public transport connections.
The first level crossing, at Burke Road, was successfully removed in January. In recent months the Alliance team worked around the clock to remove a further three level crossings, lower the rail line and commence building three new stations, all of which they achieved in just 37 days. Following this work the McKinnon Station opened on August 1st, with Ormond and Bentleigh stations set to open later this month.
This video provides a birds-eye view of these epic works:
KBR is proud to be part of these exciting projects for the benefit of thousands of motorists who use these roads each day while improving the safety of the community. We look forward to completing this project alongside our many partners.