We are on target to start major construction mid-2022.

In the coming months, we’ll:

  • continue piling works to prepare for the new twin bridges over Deep Creek
  • establish temporary site offices at Hall, Ellett and McKays roads
  • relocate and protect utility services – install stormwater drainage along Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road
  • commence earthworks
  • widen the intersection at Hall Road and install temporary traffic lights.

We’ll carry out most of these works during the day, Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm and on Saturdays between 7am and 1pm. Some low-impact works such as dust suppression and quarry deliveries will commence at 6am to reduce truck movements across the morning peak to minimise impacts for the local community.

Occasionally, we may need to work outside of these hours to minimise impacts on traffic and utility services. If this is the case, we’ll let you know in advance.

Bridge piling works

Piling works are underway to prepare for the new twin bridges over Deep Creek. Approximately 60 concrete piles will be driven to depths of 18 metres to carry the new bridges.

The new bridge will help improve safety along Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road by straightening out the existing curves in the road. There will be no impact to motorists as we undertake these works.

Traffic changes

To ensure the safety of drivers and workers, a 60km/h speed limit will be in place from Friday 20 May from Livestock Way to Manks Road for the duration of the upgrade project. The speed reduction will add no more than 3 minutes to travel times.

You may also notice temporary lane closures and reduced speeds on Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road when works are underway.

Research shows that even a small decrease in speed significantly reduces the likelihood and severity of a crash.

Please drive safely and follow traffic controllers’ instructions.


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