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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.

November roadworks

UPDATE: Monday November 19

An overnight lane closure has been scheduled on the Warrandyte Bridge between 8pm on Monday November 19 and 5am on Tuesday November 20 – with traffic allowed to cross the bridge, using only 1 (one) lane, under traffic management.

If you are travelling across the Warrandyte Bridge or around the area between these times, please me mindful there may be delays to your journey.

These works are advertised to allow the relocation of temporary safety barriers.

The November/December update also indicates roadworks to expand the bus top on the roundabout are also due to occur in the near future –  these works will allow articulated (bendy) busses to use the Warrandyte Bridge  bus stop, the Diary is looking into this as we are unaware of any plans to introduce “bendy busses” to the 906 bus route.

The bridge bus stop will be closed when these roadworks occur.

When these works take place, the bus stop outside the Warrandyte Library will serve as the start point for the 906.

The Warrandyte Diary will update this story as more details become available.

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With last weeks overnight closures cancelled due to the wet weather, VicRoads today announced the next string of bridge and lane closures starting this Sunday.

On Sunday November 11, the bridge will be completely closed to traffic overnight, from 8pm Sunday to 5am Monday morning.

As with previous bridge closures, pedestrians and bicycles will still be able to cross the bridge, under the guidance of traffic management.

On Monday November 12, the bridge, and the roads around it, will be reduced to one lane, under traffic management between 8pm and 5am the next morning.

On Tuesday November 13, the bridge and surrounding roads will again be educed to one lane, under traffic management between 8pm and 5am the next morning.

As with the planned closures on November 7 and 8, these works are to facilitate asphalting and line marking – let’s hope the weather is more agreeable this time.

 

Forthcoming Warrandyte Bridge nightworks October/November 2018

Pictured: Image of Warrandyte Bridge during the last full bridge closure

[updated Monday November 5, 11:50am]

Bridge and lane closures scheduled for later this week

As we head into the first full week of November, plans publicised on Friday November 2 for more overnight works on the bridge are still in place.

On Wednesday November 7, the bridge will be be closed to traffic between 8pm Wednesday night and 5am Thursday morning.

As with previous closures, pedestrians and cyclists will still have access, under traffic management.

On Thursday November 8, the bridge will be reduced to one lane overnight between 8pm Thursday and 5am Friday.

Vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross the bridge, but under traffic management.

The reasons given for these closures is line-marking and additional asphalting.

In previous instances of this type of work, there has been a warning that weather may affect the ability for these works to be carried out.

As yet, there is no change and these closures appear to be going ahead, but with the damp start to the week, the Diary suggests you all keep a close eye on the weather.

The Diary will continue to monitor these works and update you if anything changes.

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[previous updates below]

[updated Wednesday October 31 2:05pm]

THIS JUST IN: Bridge closure extended a further two nights (Wednesday night October 31 and Thursday night November 1) but no nightworks on Friday

VicRoads have informed the Diary that contractors will close the bridge for an additional two nights (tonight and tomorrow) as they race to complete the bridgeworks.

The bridge will be closed between 10pm and 5am Wednesday October 31 and Thursday November 1 to allow contractors to asphalt the north side of the bridge.

The lane closures originally scheduled for tonight will still go ahead, meaning there will be single lane closures, with traffic control on Research-Warrandyte Road and Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road as well.

The extension of the bridge closure means there will now be no work on Friday night going into the long weekend.

The official release from VicRoads is scheduled for release at 2:30pm on Wednesday October 31 (today)

Asphalting of the bridge itself will be delayed for a couple of weeks, times and closures yet to be determined but it is hoped to do this with single lane working rather than a further full closure.

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Single lane closures in effect on Warrandyte Bridge on Friday October 26..

Contractors will be doing further single lane closures on the bridge on Friday.

They will try to minimise disruption by only stopping one lane while the concrete truck is pouring each load, rather than keeping it closed for the duration as they did today.

 

Earlier this week, VicRoads released their plan for the next set of bridge and lane closures as construction crews and engineers push towards project completion before the end of the year.

The latest closures will facilitate asphalting works on the bridge and on Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and Research-Warrandyte Road.

Diary reporter David Hogg, spoke with VicRoads about the forthcoming roadworks.

Bridge closure

From Sunday October 28 to Tuesday October 30 (for three consecutive nights), the Bridge will be closed to vehicles between 8pm and 5am.

The plan is for the bridge to be open as usual during the day, with the bridge nightworks scheduled to finish on Wednesday morning.

Pedestrians and cyclists will sill be able to cross the bridge during these times, under the guidance of traffic management.

If you need to cross the river between 8pm and 5am during this period, VicRoads will have traffic detours in place similar to those used during the last bridge closure.

VicRoads detour map for Warrandyte Bridge closures

Lane closures, north of the bridge

From Wednesday October 31 to Friday November 2, there will be overnight lane closures in effect on Research-Warrandyte Road and Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road between 8pm and 5am, with the road returning to normal working condition at 5am on Saturday morning (November 3).

Warrandyte resident Mike Flavel, concerned how the lane closures will affect Warrandyte’s Halloween activities contacted VicRoads to make them aware of the situation.

Strategic Engagement Advisor for VicRoads, Jacqueline Novoselac issued this response:

“Our aim is to finish these works as quickly as possible so hopefully the lane closures on Wednesday night may not need to go ahead.

“However, I have spoken to our project team and they have committed to starting the works at 10pm in order to accommodate the Halloween events.”

So trick or treaters and their parents/guardians will now have until at least 10pm on October 31, before lane closures come into affect – if the lane closure is still needed.

Further info

All these works are subject to weather conditions.

If it is cold or very wet, the asphalting work will be delayed.

The Diary has been informed that VicRoads know the Warrandyte Riverside Market is on November 3 and are not planning on any bridge closures that weekend.

VicRoads were unable to clarify:

  • how the lane system will work after the asphalting
  • when the traffic lights will be installed
  • when the traffic-able width will be extended
  • when the remaining concreting will take place
  • if there is a need for any further full closures

No more new information is expected until the release of the November Information Update Bulletin but if any new information does come to light, the Diary will provide any updates on these scheduled works, via this news story.