Why is there drilling around Hove Crossing?

11 Dec 2019

You may have seen some engineering works in our community around Hove Crossing recently. As part of the planning study PTPA will be conducting geotechnical and ground water testing from Monday 9 December 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019.

The testing will involve drilling 15-30 metres into the ground using a truck-mounted drill rig.  Drilling will be predominantly conducted on weekdays between the hours of 7.00am - 7.00pm.

Service location potholing and surveying will also be undertaken between Monday 6 January 2020 to Friday 10 January 2020 between the hours of 7.00am – 7.00pm. 

Traffic management and speed restrictions will be in place surrounding the works and every effort will be made to minimise impacts to businesses and residents.

Over the past few months, the Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTPA) has been engaged to undertake the Hove Level Crossing Removal Planning Study. Recently PTPA held Community Information Sessions at Hove Railway Station and Brighton Central Shopping Centre and conducted an on-line survey which helped gather valuable community feedback.

If you weren’t able to attend a Community Information Session, but would like to share your thoughts about Hove Crossing, there is still time. Please send your comments via email to [email protected] or give my office a call on (08) 8377 3500 and we will forward them for you.

As planning progresses, there will be further consultation with landowners, businesses, residents, local community groups, public transport users, and road users to help identify the preferred concept and design.

Overall, the removal of the level crossing will be a significant benefit to our community and mean:

  • improved travel times for motorists
  • reliability for buses using Brighton Road
  • safety for all road users (motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) by removing a road-rail crossing point
  • connectivity and liveability for surrounding areas