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Concrete Barriers Improve Safety During Level Crossing Removal

Level Crossing Removal Project
Lend Lease Southern Program Alliance, June 2018

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

Lend Lease as part of the Southern Program Alliance is currently working on the Level Crossing Removal Project across Victoria. At Seaford, one of the 18 sites encompassed by this project, the site office was cordoned off and made safer with DB80 concrete crash barriers from Jaybro.

THE CHALLENGES

The Seaford level crossing will have a special hybrid design for the removal of the crossing, which involves lowering Seaford Road by about 1.5 metres and placing the rail line onto a planted embankment. The site office established in Seaford had heavy vehicles, cars and workers all sharing the same areas.

A traffic rated safety solution was required to demarcate pedestrian safety zones around the approach to the site, and the demountable site office.

JAYBRO’S SOLUTION

Jaybro supplied Lend Lease Southern Program Alliance with approximately 1,350 metres of concrete road barriers to use on-site at the Seaford site office and construction site. It was used as an effective concrete barrier at gate entry points, site car parking and public roads.

The DB80 concrete road barriers are a VicRoads approved barrier to be used on Victorian roads for speeds up to 100 km/h with minimal deflection if someone was to lose control of their vehicle or collide with the barriers. The concrete crash barriers are also approved by RMS, TMR and DPTI. They are MASH tested to TL-3 and provide low deflection and reliable protection as a concrete road barrier.

THE PROJECT IN DETAIL

The Southern Program Alliance comprises Lendlease, Acciona, Coleman Rail, WSP and Metro Trains Melbourne to deliver the Level Crossing Removal Program.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority is removing 18 dangerous and congested level crossings along the Frankston line. Construction to remove the Seaford Road level crossing began in early 2018. The level crossing will be removed and the project will be completed in 2019. This project aims to reduce traffic delays and improve safety.

A unique solution for this particular level crossing involves lowering Seaford Road by about 1.5 metres and placing the rail line onto a planted embankment.

A $10 million revitalisation budget is part of the project, with plans to upgrade the Seaford Road streetscape with new walking and cycling paths and landscaping.

The entire Level Crossing Removal project is due for completion by the end of 2022.

KEY DATA

  • System used: DB80 Concrete Crash Barriers
  • Time Period: Installed April – June 2018
  • Customer: Lendlease (Southern Program Alliance)
  • Quantity: 225 Concrete Barriers – 6m
  • Install Length: Approx. 1,350m

PRODUCT SPECS

Weight: 3120kg
Length: 6m
Height: 800mm
Width: 580mm
Approved Speed Limit: 100km/h

Customer:
Lendlease (Southern Program Alliance)

Project:
Level Crossing Removal Project

Location:
Seaford VIC, Australia

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