The Moonee Ponds Creek Trail will be closed for 15 weeks at Dean Street (Dawson Street) after Easter.
The hazardous configuration of the trail, and the local connections at this location, are to be rectified in what will be a major improvement to the Trail.
The upgrade is funded by the City of Moonee Valley, Transurban and VicRoads as part of the CityLink Tulla Widening project.
There will be a detour in place. Details here.
The existing entrance to the underpass and the steep alignment is considered high-risk and has been identified as a potential major hazard in an independent road safety audit.
The existing southern approach of the underpass has a hairpin bend prior to a 90 degree bend on a steep grade.
The north approach also has a steep grade with a large and difficult curve.
The sharp bends will be eliminated by constructing a direct, straight link between the elevated shared path and the Tullamarine Freeway underpass.
The entrance to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail from Pattison Street will be updated with a new alignment and retaining walls.
Sight lines will be improved and priority for pedestrians and cyclists continuing on the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail will be clearer, minimising potential conflict.
The works will start on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 and be completed by Friday, 20 July 2018, weather permitting.
The Moonee Ponds Creek Trail south of Evans Street will remain open for recreational purposes, however, the path for through traffic will be completely closed while these works are undertaken.