Freeway works continue over railway

11 May 2017

Construction progresses over the Melbourne-Sydney railway line

Beam being lifted into place for the widened Coventry St / Mascoma St bridge
Crane lifting beam for Coventry St / Mascoma St bridge

As widening of the Tullamarine continues, construction is progressing on the freeway over the Melbourne-Sydney railway line in Strathmore Heights.

The first four of eight precast beam supports have today been lifted into place to allow for a new lane to be added to the freeway in each direction. 

Over the past few months, local residents may have noticed deep piles and columns going up concurrently, along with works to strengthen the existing structure.

We thank Strathmore Heights and Gowanbrae residents, as well as local cyclists and pedestrians, for their patience with the ongoing traffic arrangements on Mascoma and Coventry Streets. 

When the time comes, the beams spanning these new structures will be lifted into place, and short-term closures will take place on the streets below, as well as on the railway line.

We will provide advance notice of these disruptions, working overnight where possible to minimise disruptions to the local community. 

Works on this section of the Tullamarine Freeway are on track to be completed in March 2018.