Work is expected to start soon on the great unbending—the straitening of a kink in the M80 trail on the Ring Road at East Keilor.
This project was scheduled to take place several years back in the wake of the widening of the E.J. Whitten Bridge over the Maribyrnong River, just immediately to the west of the bend in the trail.
Now, at last, DoT is getting around to it.
On the map the blue line shows the current alignment; the red line is a guess at what we might end up with.
More details are expected soon.
The works are not expected to disrupt riders on the M80 trail as contractors will construct the new section of trail first while riders can still use the old trail.
The old trail section will be removed once the new trail is operational.
Timing of the works is uncertain, but expected to be soonish.
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