Active detours and path closures in Victoria
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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