Start announced on Burwood Highway ‘missing link’

VicRoads has announced that work on the path along Burwood Highway Vermont South linking the Eastlink Trail with the Dandenong Creek Trail, is about to commence.

“Work to construct the new path is now set to commence and follows a range of feedback over the past 12 months, including input from the local community at the community information session in 2019. Stakeholder feedback is highly valued and has helped shape the project.

The Victorian Government has invested $5.7 million to provide:

·      A safer link for pedestrians and cyclists to walk and ride between the EastLink Trail and the Dandenong Creek Trail.

·      An 800m all-weather off-road path, that includes a 45m bridge over the Dandenong Creek.

·      A direct link from the existing shared use path towards Westfield Knox.

The new path will provide a safer and more convenient alternative to the existing narrow timber boardwalk on the northern side of Burwood Highway which becomes slippery when wet and is often closed for the community’s safety.

Work on the new shared use path will commence this week and the path is expected to open to cyclists and pedestrians in late 2021. To keep everyone safe we will need to close the left-hand lane along Burwood Highway city-bound during work hours – 9.30am to 3.30pm (weekdays)  and 8.30am to 5pm weekends.”

See project page for more information.

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