A level crossing with causes issues for 37,000 drivers a day is about to removed, six months ahead of schedule.

However, there will be traffic problems until April as a result.

Transport Minister Jacinta Allan has confirmed the Toorak Road crossing has teams working around the clock to complete the job.

“Anyone who’s ever been stuck at this level crossing will know about the painful delays it causes for tens of thousands of Victorians each day — but not for much longer,” she said.

“Thank you to the local community for their patience while we get this … bottleneck removed for good, with hundreds of workers on site getting rid of the level crossing.”

Crews are currently installing 18 concrete columns which will support the new bridge.

There will be a range of road closures to support the works, with most closures scheduled for off-peak periods and trains will be replaced by buses on the Glen Waverly line during the second last weekend in February and most of the Easter school holidays.

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Motorists will be encouraged to use Burke Rd, Tooronga Rd and Glenferrie Rd.