Brimbank,
11
September
2019
|
08:10
Australia/Melbourne

Council is improving access to Albion train station

Summary

Council is set to commence safety improvement works and create better access to the western side of Albion train station.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve said Council is pleased to deliver much-needed safety improvements for Albion residents, cyclists and motorists accessing the busy train station.

“The project will include a new roundabout and raised pedestrian crossing at Sydney Street. This will ensure safer travel for people walking, cycling and driving to the station.

“We’ll also be planting more shade trees, landscaping and adding better lighting to create a welcoming and pedestrian-friendly environment, all while making it easier and safer to get around.

“Council is pleased to deliver these improvements for our community. Thank you for your patience while these works are completed,” Cr Congreve said.

Residents and commuters can expect some traffic disruption including temporary closure along Derrimut Street until mid-October. Further closures to Sydney Street and the station car park will be required in December.

Work will start late September and is expected to finish at end of 2019 (subject to weather).

The $900,000 upgrade is funded by Brimbank City Council ($800,000) in partnership with the Victorian Government’s Public Safety Infrastructure Fund ($100,000).