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Roadworks on the horizon

Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade: Foote Street works

IT MUST be school holidays soon, as Major Roads Projects Victoria (MRPV) Lane announce further road closures will be required across the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade as completion works continue.
A statement from MRPV says there will be intermittent nightworks between 7pm and 5am Sundays to Thursdays — and if required on some Friday nights— between now and December 21 for final asphalting and line-marking (weather pending).
These works will progress across all legs of the intersection.
Road users are urged to allow extra time as temporary lane closures and traffic management measures will be in place.
Foote Street will be closed at Williamsons Road for limited times, when there will be detours in place using Anderson Street, Porter Street, Church Road, King Street, Lynnwood Parade and High Street.
Local residents will still be able to access their properties during this time with guidance from traffic controllers.
Impacted residents closest to the scheduled works will be notified closer to the date.
The speed limit is reduced to 40 km/h through the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade and traffic management is in place. Continue to allow extra time for your journey.
For more information, please visit the Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade webpage at bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/mrpv/fitzsimons-lane-upgrade.

Yarra Street and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road maintenance works

VicRoads is about to commence extensive road maintenance on a 1.7km section of Ringwood-Warrandyte Road.
The works will take place between Monday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 21 between 8pm and 5am, every night (except Friday and Saturday nights) on the section of Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between the Warrandyte Bridge and Jumping Creek Road, with works beginning at the Jumping Creek Road end.
VicRoads has said its crews will work at night to minmiise traffic disruption and that dates and times are subject to weather conditions.
No works will occur over the Christmas and New Year period.
Crews will return from Sunday, January 8. 2023 to complete the road rehabilitation works, if the weather permits.
We’ll provide further information before these works start.
How will this impact you:

  • During nightworks, Yarra Street and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road will be closed between the Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Jumping Creek Road roundabouts, with a signed detour in place via Harris Gully Road, Beauty Gully Road, Knees Road and Falconer Road.
  • There will be periods where there will be no vehicle access for properties along Yarra Street and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road.
    Please refer to the table below for further information about access.
  • Access to Yarra Street businesses and the carpark along the Yarra River will be maintained.
  • Access for emergency services and public transport buses will be maintained.
  • Medium to high noise levels.
  • Some vibrations and dust around work areas while we remove the existing layer of the road, lay new asphalt, and reinstate the road.

Planned work schedule and access information for local residents and businesses

*Please note that works are subject to favourable weather conditions and may change depending on circumstances each night.
We’ll maintain access to emergency services and public transport buses.

Schedule Works location Access information during nightworks
Monday 12 December 2022 between 8pm and 5am Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between Jumping Creek Road and Pigtail Road No access for vehicles on Ringwood-Warrandyte Road from 384 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road to 380 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road. Detour via Falconer Road, Knees Road, Beauty Gully Road and Harris Gully Road.

Residents within the closed section will not have vehicle access to and from their properties between 8pm and 5am while the road is being excavated.

Tuesday 13 December 2022 between 8pm and 5am Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between Jumping Creek Road and Pigtail Road No access for vehicles on Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between 380 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and 376 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road. Detour via Falconer Road, Knees Road, Beauty Gully Road and Harris Gully Road.

Residents within the closed section will not have vehicle access to and from their properties between 8pm and 5am while the road is being excavated.

Wednesday 14 December 2022 between 8pm and 5am Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between Jumping Creek Road and Pigtail Road No access for vehicles on Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between 380 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and 376 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road. Detour via Falconer Road, Knees Road, Beauty Gully Road and Harris Gully Road.

Residents within the closed section will not have vehicle access to and from their properties between 8pm and 5am while the road is being excavated.

Thursday 15 December 2022 between 8pm and 5am Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between Godfrey Avenue and Masonic Avenue No access for vehicles on Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between 358 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and Pigtail Road. Detour via Falconer Road, Knees Road, Beauty Gully Road and Harris Gully Road.

Residents within the closed section will not have vehicle access to and from their properties between 8pm and 5am while the road is being excavated.

Sunday 18 December 2022 between 8pm and 5am Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between Godfrey Avenue and Masonic Avenue No access for vehicles on Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between Masonic Avenue and 358 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road. Detour via Falconer Road, Knees Road, Beauty Gully Road and Harris Gully Road.

Residents within the closed section will not have vehicle access to and from their properties between 8pm and 5am while the road is being excavated.

Monday 19 December 2022 between 8pm and 5am Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between Masonic Avenue and Tills Drive No access for vehicles on Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between 340 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and Masonic Avenue. Detour via Falconer Road, Knees Road, Beauty Gully Road and Harris Gully Road.

Residents within the closed section will not have vehicle access to and from their properties between 8pm and 5am while the road is being excavated.

Tuesday 20 December 2022 between 8pm and 5am Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between Masonic Avenue and Tills Drive No access for vehicles on Ringwood-Warrandyte Road between 330 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and 340 Ringwood-Warrandyte Road.

Detour via Falconer Road, Knees Road, Beauty Gully Road and Harris Gully Road.

Residents within the closed section will not have vehicle access to and from their properties between 8pm and 5am while the road is being excavated.

Jumping Creek Road plan endorsed by Council

MANNINGHAM Council adopted the Jumping Creek Road Design Proposal at its April Ordinary Council Meeting.
The design proposal outlines how the Jumping Creek Road upgrade project will be constructed.
Yarra Ward Councillor Carli Lange told the meeting that the proposal successfully balances the priorities of safe road usage and the need to preserve the unique visual amenity of the local area.

“What came out [of community consultation] as the main concerns were wildlife protection, enhancing the vegetation, the footpath network, the Homestead Road intersection and the safety concerns there, and speeding along the road.
“All of these have been addressed when preparing the preferred option.
“I ask my fellow councillors to support the great work that officers have done,” Cr Lange told the meeting.

The $17.9 million Jumping Creek Road upgrade project is a major project to reconstruct the entire length of Jumping Creek Road from Ringwood-Warrandyte Road in Warrandyte to Homestead Road in Wonga Park.
Council endorsed the Jumping Creek Road Development Framework in 2016 after serious safety risks were identified on the stretch of road.
A study conducted at the time identified that between January 2009 and December 2013, 17 crashes resulting in casualties were reported at Jumping Creek Road, including one fatal crash.
It was also identified that Jumping Creek Road is an essential local link road that carries more than 8,100 vehicles per day, with the traffic volume expected to double to 15,000 cars per day by 2035.
In 2013, a Community Reference Panel was established to consult on the project with members of the community, Ward Councillors, and project officers, providing invaluable input on the road upgrade plan.
Cr Andrew Conlon was one of the original Councillors that worked with the reference panel.

“One of the great outcomes for the reference panel was the significant shift in recognising the wildlife and doing what we could to accommodate the wildlife crossing.
“I think that was one of those points of tension — I remember from the very start — and I do not think we really committed to the solution until relatively recently,” he said at the Council meeting.

Manningham Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert said that the endorsement of the design proposal signifies the start of the next chapter for this project.

“We know how passionate our community is about the safety of its members and preserving the beautiful natural environment we all enjoy.
“This concept plan has done a wonderful job of considering these two key elements.
“With a lot of constructive input from our community, we know this upgrade will add value to the everyday lives of those who use Jumping Creek Road,” Cr Kleinert said.

The concept plan is designed to improve safety for all users.
Jumping Creek Road’s original construction standard has resulted in limited locations for pedestrians to walk along the road safely.
With over 11 years of community engagement on this project, the final design reflects the community’s views that have been considered at each step of the process.
Works on the Jumping Creek Road upgrade project are expected to begin in early 2023, with an early works package commencing in late 2022.
For more information about the project, visit
yoursay.manningham.vic.gov.au/jumping-creek-road-upgrade.

Slow progress on Jumping Creek Road Upgrade

IN JULY 2016, Manningham Council endorsed the Jumping Creek Road Development Framework, a major project costing (then) $17.9M with a construction period of six years scheduled to begin in 2018.

The road currently carries over 8,000 vehicles per day, a number which is expected to double by 2035, and has had over 20 recorded vehicle crashes in the past five years.

An important link road between Warrandyte and the Yarra Valley, the road also gives access to the only river crossing within 10 kilometres for Wonga Park and the surrounding area.

A Jumping Creek Road Community Reference Panel was formed in 2017 and this consists of nine people comprising residents, businesses and community groups which are directly affected by Jumping Creek Road.

The works will include roadway realignment, emergency vehicle stopping bays and a shared pedestrian/cycling path which will run the entire length of Jumping Creek Road between Wonga Park and Warrandyte.

Roundabouts are to be constructed at the Warrandyte State Park Entrance, Hooper Road, Hartley Road and Yarra Road.

We ran a detailed description of this project in our July 2017 issue.

However, since then progress has been very slow and not a lot has happened.

The Diary asked Manningham Council for an update.

“Works to relocate water, gas and telecommunications lines between Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and Nelson Drive are progressing as part of stage 1A of the Jumping Creek Road upgrade,” said Grant Jack, Acting Director City Services.

“These works started in November 2018; over summer some electrical relocation works were delayed due to warm weather.

“While the relocation works are underway, Council is finalising the design of stage 1A of the road upgrade.

“This will include a planning permit process, which is anticipated to be advertised for public comment during April/May.

“The schedule of construction works for stage 1A will be set once the design is finalised.

“It is anticipated works will commence later in 2019.

“The upgrade is proposed to be constructed across a number of stages over an eight year period,” he said.

Manningham’s Yoursay website has a comprehensive map of the upgrade works.

However the website, and the responses from Manningham Council refer to various stages by number, but it is hard to determine which features are included in which stage and we have asked for further clarification of this and a mud map of the stage process with dates.

A further meeting of the Reference Panel has now been convened for Thursday, April 11 and we have been promised an update following this.

The Diary will keep you informed.

For more information and updates on the Jumping Creek Road upgrade, visit: www.yoursaymanningham.com.au/jumping-creek-road-upgrade