Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
North: Craigieburn Bypass Path
Path quality makes a difference
During the construction of the Craigeburn Bypass shared path the construction methods were reviewed after feedback to the construction firm from Frank Kinnersley regarding the faultline technique used.
Whilst the path was generally proceeding well, the faultlines were the more traditional trowel-line across the path, not the AustRoads Standard of sawcut faultlines.
When riding the path riders will notice the initial southern stretch of the path has the tell-tale rough ride caused by the non-compliant trowel cracks.
Once it was brought to their attention the project office altered the construction technique which has led to a far better result for riders and walkers alike. The construction firm also appreciated using the recommended technique as it allowed non-specialist staff to apply the sawcut technique, saving on time and cost.
Pictured is an example of sawncut faultlines (right), the left option is an expansion joint. These may still be necessary at spaced intervals.
2004. A new shared pathway will be built alongside the entire length of the 17km Craigieburn Bypass for both cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy.
Connecting with the existing Metropolitan Ring Road pathway, the new path will run along the east side of the bypass to Curly Sedge Creek. At this point it will go underneath the bypass and continue along the west side of the bypass to join the
Crossing points will allow cyclists and pedestrians to enter or exit the pathway from the
The majority of the pathway will be separated from traffic, however cyclists and pedestrians will have to cross roads at three points along the path.
The first point is at
The second point is at
The third point is at