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Video: Work underway at Burke Road level crossing

Burke Road level crossing boom gate removal. Photo: Level Crossing Removal Authority

WATCH: Victoria’s level crossing removal project reached a major milestone last week, with the first set of boom gates removed from a crossing at Burke Road in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Glen Iris.

The Burke Road level crossing was one of the first to have work underway, as part of the state’s plan to remove 50 of the most dangerous and congested crossings over the next 7-8 years.

Work at Burke Road started six months ago, and with the boom gates now gone, cars are free to travel over the junction without having to wait for passing trains.

The Burke Road level crossing is being removed by a consortium of John Holland and KBR. The gates were removed on January 2, 2016.

Buildings and platforms at Gardiner Station are currently being demolished and the team will soon start installing the new train and tram lines for when services resume, the Level Crossings authority said last week.

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