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Detour for Ring Road Trail at Merri Creek Trail

There will be a detour of the M80 trail from just east of Sydney Road, Faulkner, through to Mahony’s Road, where it meets the Merri Creek Trail.

The detour will start on Monday 9 November and continue through Friday 18 December 2020.

Bikes will be diverted through quiet local streets.

The route is along Birchwood Street, Leighton Crescent, Hedley Street and Sydney Road service lane, taking riders between Merri Creek Trail and Western Ring Trail. Access to Kathryn Street overpass will remain via Eva Court.

Electronic signage is in place along the trail advising users of the detour. There will also be way finding signage to guide people along the new route.

Works on the Sydney Road to Edgars Road upgrade of the M80 have required the closure.

The upgrade project is installing underground infrastructure for a new "smart freeway" management systems.

Note: Freeways will never be anywhere near as smart as the people choosing to ride bikes alongside them.

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