John Holland wins level crossing removal projects in Victoria

John Holland has been awarded a $524m contract to construct four level crossing removal projects in Melbourne in alliance with Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), VicRoads, MTM and PTV.

Mitcham Rooks Road Rail Separation, VIC

The Burke Road, Glen Iris, North Road, Ormond, McKinnon Road, McKinnon and Centre Road, Bentleigh Level Crossing Removal Projects will remove four road/rail level crossings as part of the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removals program. Work involves:

  • Lower the rail line below Burke Road and rebuild new Gardiner Station.
  • Lower the rail line below North Road and rebuild new Ormond Station.
  • Lower the rail line below McKinnon Road and rebuild new McKinnon Station.
  • Lower the rail line below Centre Road and rebuild new Bentleigh Station.

John Holland Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said the team is proud to be able to work with VicRoads to provide these important upgrades for the local community.

“These level crossing removals will deliver significant safety improvements to the community, relieve prolonged traffic congestion and provide a more efficient public transport network,” Mr Palin said.

Executive General Manager for Infrastructure, Chris Evans, said John Holland has developed a market leading expertise in delivering level crossing removals.

“We have delivered several projects of this nature, including the Mitcham Level Crossing Removals project and the Springvale Road Rail Separation,” Mr Evans said.

“We have key strengths in rail construction, particularly in track, signalling, overhead traction and bridge works, which in these types of projects is the perfect partner for our core expertise in civil and building construction.”

The project is planned to commence this month and is scheduled for completion by 2018. At peak, the workforce is expected to reach approximately 350 people.

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