Active detours and path closures in Victoria
Main Yarra Trail
9:30am – 3:00pm Monday 21 May – Friday 25 May
The Main Yarra Trail at the Burnley Harbour and Mary Street underpass will be closed for works during non-peak hours from Monday 21 May to Friday 25 May.
A detour will be in place sending riders along Barkly Avenue and Mary Street.
Work is being done to repair the harbour gate.
April, weekdays 7am-5pm
Riders on the Federation Trail are asked to take care as geotechnical investigations get underway for the upgrading of Leakes Road near Laverton Creek in Truganina.
The works kick off the Western Roads Upgrade that will transform eight priority roads, plus rehabilitate and maintain more than 260 kilometres of road in the western suburbs for the next 20 years, including the Federation Trail.
The upgrade will improve safety, reduce congestion, provide more reliable travel times and better access to jobs, shops, schools, freight hubs and recreation spaces.
More than 14,800 vehicles a day use Leakes Road between Fitzgrald Road and Derrimut Road.
The Leakes Road upgrade will include:
- Duplicating 8 km of Leakes Road between Fitzgerald Road and Derrimut Road
- Widening Skeleton Creek Bridge from two to four lanes
- Upgrading Laverton Creek Bridge
- Improving the shared use paths, including grade separation of Federation Trail/Leakes Road
Early works involving excavating test pits and drilling boreholes in the road reserve will be to assess ground conditions.
This work will take place during April from 7am – 5pm weekdays in the road reserve of Leakes Road, Laverton North, in the vicinity of the Federation Trail near Laverton Creek.
Temporary fencing will be installed to separate pedestrians and bike riders from the work area and access to Federation Trail will be maintained at all times. There will be no closures of Federation Trail.
Bikes retarded on M80 trail
There will be a detour on the Western Ring Road Trail at Glenroy as work starts in refurbishing the CSL Retarding Basin.
Currently a section of the M80 Trail between Pascoe Vale Road and Sydney Road runs on top of the embankment of the retarding basin.
Melbourne Water is upgrading the basin, first built in 1964, to meet contemporary design standards and reduce flood risk, with a new spillway and the removal of trees that are undermining the embankment.
The existing M80 trail will be closed will be closed during construction, and a detour opened, with riders diverted along Morely and John Street, clearly signposted.
The Ring Road Trail will reopen upon completion of the project, and the area replanted with trees.
North Melbourne: Arden Street
Dates: February – April 2018
Riders travelling outbound on Arden Street North Melbourne should be alert to temporary closures of the bike lane between Dryburgh and Lloyd Streets.
The 128 year old water main under the road is being replaced opposite the football ground and towards the Moonee Ponds Creek.
The 860 metre long section is right under the bike lane.
The project, undertaken by City West Water expected to be completed by April.
Most of the works will be outside of peak commuting time.
The inbound bike lane is not impacted.
The Arden precinct will see major change in the coming years.
Work is about to start on the New North Melbourne underground station as part of the Melbourne Metro tunnel.
The area is expected to house 25,000 new residents in 12,500 new dwellings and provide employment for 43,500 people across industrial, retail and commercial sectors, hence the need for reliable water supply.
Bayswater: Dandenong Creek Shared Path detour
Dates: Tuesday 23 January, 2018 - May 2018
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.
Brunswick: Upfield Bike Path – Jewell Train Station
Dates: 18 January 2018 – October 2019
Works as part of the Neometro project at Jewell Station will result in the Upfield bike path being closed for almost years between Barkly Street and Union Street.
Bike riders will be redirected via an off-ramp at Barkly Street, around Black Street and Wilson Avenue before rejoining the bike path at Union Street.
There will be cars using these streets during this time.
Extra care should be taken on Wilson Avenue which has blind corners.
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