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The Victorian government is fast-tracking the Heinz Street level crossing upgrade in Bendigo.
Announcing the decision, public transport minister Jacinta Allan stated that the level crossing would be upgraded at the end of the year, six months earlier than initially planned, “to make Bendigo safer, sooner”.
The upgrade features have been designed to make the section of the Bendigo line safer for passengers and those using the crossing.
“The Heinz Street crossing will get lights, bells and boomgates, better protecting people from trains and reducing the risk of accidents and injuries,” Allan said.
The Labor government’s $50 million Safer Country Crossings Program (SCCP), of which the Heinz Street upgrade is a part, was initially slated to be complete by the middle of 2019. However, the government has accelerated the program, so that all developments are expected to be finished by the end of next year.
“We’ve brought forward the Safer Country Crossing Program to boost safety and save lives”, the minister declared, “and we’re getting on with it”.
The road crossings that have been completed under the program so far are Sandys Lane in Gnotuk, Phalps Road in Pirron Yallock, and Back Larpent Road in Larpent, Racecourse Road in Chiltern, Rutherglen-Springhurst Road in Springhurst, Palmerston Street in Baddaginnie, Caroll Road in Benalla, Mahers Road in Violet Town and Nagambie-Locksley Road in Locksley, and Tragowel Road in Tragowel.
The government expects a further 18 road crossings on the line between Seymour and Wodonga will be complete by the end of 2018.
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