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BILL SHORTEN WELCOMES REMOVAL OF ST ALBANS LEVEL CROSSINGS

Leader of the Opposition and Federal Member for Maribyrnong welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement today that preferred contractors have been announced to remove the Main Road and Furlong road Level crossings in St Albans.

 

Premier Daniel Andrews announced that a preferred contract had been decided and contracts were close to being signed.

 

“It’s with a great sense of satisfaction and relief that the St Albans community will see contracts signed to remove the Main Road and Furlong Road level crossings,” Said Mr Shorten.

 

St Albans station will also be rebuilt and re-built with platforms below street level.

 

“The community of St Albans and surrounds have worked hard on this for years. I remember standing with Diane Dejanovic as she called for the dangerous Main road crossing to be removed after Diane tragically lost her son at this crossing in 2012.”

 

“These crossings not only contribute to congestion, they are dangerous, and at times deadly.”

 

“This announcement shows what we can achieve when we work together.”

 

Works will begin on the Main and Furlong Road crossings in the coming months and be completed in 2017.

 

The Furlong and Main road crossings are two of four crossings that are part of a $480 million package that is expected to create more than 200 jobs.