Just a quick update for anyone interested.
I came up the path from Somerville to Dandenong for my morning commute, joined it at Robinsons Road.
Great path for the most part. Even the road crossings, which I was expecting to be held up at, were great as the roads were very quiet.
I followed Duckmiesters instructions at the Pines, (pretty much), apart from I overshot Sky Road, (McClelland Rd?) so came through the golf course car park to pick it back up, which was robably better as it bypoassed the first part of Sky Road. I managed to cut out the last part of Sky Road by going through the estate, (there's a cut-through at the end of Elpara Place off Hutchins Way off Damley Drive).
Crossed Bellarto, the service lane was great, and took Boggy Creek path. Only problem here will be after rain as the concrete path crossed the (currently) dry creek via mud track at a break in the path. I imagine this will be a shocker in the wet, and likely un-useable?
The new bridge over the Peninsula Freeway to Seafored Wetlands was technically still closed, but the barriers had been removed so I went over it.
Other than that, the only really annoying bit is they still haven't opened the bridge over Thompson's Rd at Patterson Lakes, which jas pretty much been complete since before Christmas. Crossing Thompsons at that point is a bugger, I've been hanging out for months for this bridge to come online....come on guys, whats the hold up!!!???
Overall, it felt like it was taking me ages longer, and the route was 2k longer than my usual commute but I actually did it in exactly the same time as my old route. So, probably would be a bit quicker without the odd stop to check my bearings, and it was nice to bypass Frankston.
I'll go home that way tonight to see what it's like in reverse, but after that I'll probably go back to my old route until the section through the Pines is finished, having to detour round to Bellarto just sort of spoiled the flow a bit.
Here's a link to this mornings route if anyone is interested:-http://app.strava.com/activities/38158869