On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

Major construction is underway to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Balcombe Road, Mentone.

Works to lower the rail line into a trench started in mid-2019, along with the removal of the crossings at nearby Park and Charman Roads in Cheltenham. All three will be gone for good by late 2020.

Mentone will also get a new station, with the existing heritage-listed station incorporated into the final design as part of a new ‘heritage bridge’ over the rail line. The new station location will integrate with the Mentone Renaissance project.

The five heritage-listed trees in the Mentone station gardens will be protected in the gardens during works and will form the centrepiece of a re-landscaped station garden at the end of the project.

The project will also include more than three kilometres of walking and cycling paths connecting the Mentone and Cheltenham station precincts, landscaping, improved lighting and accessibility and car parking.

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