Precast Production For Major Projects

NVC Precast is supplying significant precast concrete elements to one of the largest Level Crossing Removal projects in Victoria – Bell to Moreland. Once complete, 2.5 kilometres of elevated rail made predominantly from precast concrete will be up and running.

The Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal Project includes the construction of 2.5 kilometres of elevated rail to remove four congested level crossings between Brunswick and Coburg.

As an elevated rail project in a tight corridor, precast concrete beams and planks have been a critical element of construction.

To date, local Kilmore based contractor NVC Precast has supplied nearly 200 precast concrete segments for the project. Working right through the coronavirus pandemic, with strict safety measures, the team has been able to help keep the project on track.

Timing has been a critical element on the Bell to Moreland project as it was decided the rail line would be shut down for a three-month period to allow construction to take place. This meant any delays or disruptions would have significant consequences for the people relying on the line.

Roads & Infrastructure sits down with Matt Thorpe, Director of the Bell to Moreland Project, to find out just how crucial precast was to the major works.

“This 2.5 kilometre elevated rail project gets rid of four dangerous and frustrating level crossings and will include two brand new stations as well. The elevated rail will also create around two Melbourne Cricket Ground’s worth of new open space at ground level for the surrounding communities,” he says.

The Bell to Moreland Level Crossing Removal Project includes the construction of 2.5 kilometres of elevated rail to remove four congested level crossings between Brunswick and Coburg.