Diggers drive up to thank Deer Park children for their patience during level crossing work

Diggers drive up to thank Deer Park children for their patience during level crossing work

by Freya Lucas

December 16, 2021

Children attending Kool Kidz Ravenhall, in the Melbourne suburb of Deer Park, have received a special visit from the Robinsons Road project team to thank them for their patience while works continue to remove level crossings in the area. 

 

The children were invited to try on personal protective equipment, take a photo with a 5-tonne excavator and ask questions of the construction team.

 

Major works at Robinsons Road include excavating the rail line and building a bridge for trains to safely cross the road underpass in 2022. Other works include completing service relocation works and constructing a new service road nearby Kool Kidz Childcare on Westwood Drive.

 

The new road underpass will provide improved safety, reduced travel times, better local connections and easier access to services.

 

To date, more than 29,000 cubic metres of material has been removed as part of the earthworks program. There will be 42,000 cubic metres removed once the project is complete, equivalent to 17 Olympic size swimming pools.

 

To complete works for the new road, both 50 and 80 tonne excavators have been used to dig out the soil.

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