The evolving Swan St Bridge project is introducing further changes to detour arrangements for riders on the Main Yarra Trail.
Path closures between Batman Ave and the Yarra River will be temporarily re-instated.
A detour has been put in place over Morell Bridge, alongside Gosch’s Paddock and down the bike trail on Olympic Blvd, adding a couple of minutes to the journey.
There previously have been crashes resulting from riders attempting to cross Batman Ave.
The project team has requested that only the designated crossing points or detours be used.
And riders should be especially careful not to use the upper footpath as that is reserved for pedestrians.
The path is not expected to re-open until mid-June.
Meanwhile, rider access has gone down the drain just upstream, on the south side of the trail, because of work on a new drain in South Yarra.
Riders were caught by surprise last week when the unannounced closure suddenly appeared without warning and proper detours.
This added unwanted complications to the existing detours downstream imposed by the Swan Street Bridge project.
The City of Stonnington has now created a safer detour for their drainage project and proper signage should now be in place.
The drain crosses under the oval at Melbourne High School and will enter a new pit at the Yarra Trail near where it passes under the rail bridge.
It is this work on the pit that has closed the trail.
Working hours are 7am to 6pm Monday – Saturday.
The City of Stonnington says it appreciates riders’ patience and cooperation during the drainage works, and regrets any inconvenience that may be caused during this period.