The Dandenong Creek Trail at Heathmont will be detoured until the middle of next year as Melbourne Water makes the Dandenong Creek a creek again.
Currently the “creek" is actually 830 metres of underground pipe between the H.E. Parker Reserve and the Ringwood-Belgrave Railway line.
Now it is being returned to an open waterway, to be landscaped with rock features and revegetated with native plants to enhance the amenity of the area.
And a better environment to ride through, no doubt.
In January the Dandenong Creek Trail shared use path between the footbridge and the railway bridge will be closed and a detour will be established between Marlborough Road and Church Street.
There will be an increase in traffic in this area during work hours, predominantly on Armstrong Road and Heathmont Road which are the main access roads into the project site.
The works are expected to be finished by May, weather permitting.