Cement Creek Road Bridge Upgrade Project
- Project typeBridge upgrade
- Project value$1.3 million
- Project scheduleConstruction commences October 2022
- Completion Date31 March 2023
Vehicle access to Redwood Forest via Cement Creek Road Bridge will be closed into 2023 due to necessary bridge upgrade works.
In recent years the popularity of the Redwood Forest has increased dramatically. The increased in traffic including tourist buses has necessitated the need to upgrade the bridge.
The project will provide improved safety for the community accessing the Cement Creek Redwood Forest (Yarra Ranges National Park) through the following works:
- Replacement of existing bridge deck to increase load capacity
- Adding a new pedestrian access way alongside the existing bridge
This project is funded via three sources:
- The Federal Roads to Recovery Program
- The Federal Bridge Renewal Program
- The Victorian State Government
Update - 8 December 2022
Due to the landslip on the Warburton Highway caused by the October flood event, works on the Cement Creek Bridge upgrade have been delayed.
This means that vehicle access to the Redwoods Forest will remain closed, the forest can however still be accessed by foot or bike via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail during this time.
To continue the safety upgrades to the bridge, Council needs to bring in heavy machinery to the site, however the landslip on Warburton Highway means getting this machinery onto the site isn’t possible until the highway is repaired by VicRoads.
VicRoads manage Warburton Highway and are currently set to commence repair work in February. For more information on the progress of these works, you can visit the VicRoads project page here.
At this stage, Council anticipates that it won’t be able to continue its works on the bridge upgrade until March, once the Warburton Highway is fully open.
Once Council gets machinery on site, it will be around an eight-week process for Council to complete the upgrade works.
Once the bridge is fully upgraded, Parks Victoria will also commence their facility upgrade works inside the park. You can find out more on these works by visiting their project page here.
The Cement Creek Bridge upgrades will provide improved safety for visitors to the Redwoods Forest by increasing the load capacity of the bridge, as well as the addition of a new access way for pedestrians alongside the bridge.
The $1.3 million project is being funded by the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program, Bridge Renewal Program, and the Victorian Government.
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