Big boom for Cardinia Road

The boom gates were brought down on Saturday.

The lights and bells are officially a distant memory at Cardinia Road in Pakenham.

On Saturday 20 February, Level Crossing Removal Project crews said goodbye to the old boom gates.

Prior to its removal, more than 23,000 vehicles travelled through this level crossing each day, where the boom gates held up traffic for a third of the morning peak.

“The road bridge opened in December and what a difference it has made to the 23,000 vehicles no longer stopping at the gates in wait,” Bass MP Jordan Crugnale said.

“It is hard to visualise the original road already.”

The new community open space under the Cardinia Road bridge set to open to the public by mid 2021.

The Cardinia Road level crossing removal is part of the State Government’s $15 billion investment in projects to improve the Pakenham line.

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