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Capital and Project Works

Kilmore East Bridge Renewal

Category:
Bridge works
Status:
Procurement
Location:
Kilmore East
Expected Completion:
June 2022
Budget:
$1,060,000

What's happening?

A section of Kilmore East Road will be closed for eight weeks for bridge renewal works starting 19 April.

The bridge is located between the O’Sheas Road and Kilmore East Road intersection and the Dry Creek Road and Nannys Creek Road intersection.

The bridge will be strengthened to operate without a load limit and widened to provide larger traffic lanes and shoulders.

Bridge barriers will also be added and associated works to the bridge surrounds and the road on either end will also be completed.

The $1.1 million project received $400,000 from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program and $700,000 from Council.

What detours will be in place?

To ensure the bridge upgrade works can be completed safely and in a timely manner, a road closure will be implemented between O’Sheas Road and the Dry Creek Road and Nannys Creek Road intersection for the duration of the works.

Signed detour routes will be established for journeys between Kilmore, Kilmore East, Broadford, Wandong and Tallarook.

During this period, it is expected that some roads will experience an increase in truck traffic accessing Hanson Quarry between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Detour map

Changed road conditions

An 80 km/h speed limit will be implemented on Dry Creek Road between Hanson Quarry and Broadford-Kilmore Road as part of the detour to further reduce the impacts of detoured traffic on residents and amenity along Dry Creek Road.

A speed advisory trailer will also be used during the detour period to advise drivers of their speed along this length of road.

Council reminds drivers to adhere to the instructions of traffic management controllers for your safety and the safety of road workers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will mail deliveries be impacted?

Australia Post have been notified directly of the bridge closure. Its providers will make alternative arrangements to ensure their mail delivery services continues.

Will waste collection be impacted?

Council are working with the bridge contractor to make temporary arrangements for bins to be shifted from the east side of the bridge and back again for the duration of the works. The agreed temporary arrangements will be communicated to impacted residents.

Will buses be impacted?

The bridge is not used for school bus services, however school buses do operate in the area, with Kilmore East station being a pick-up and drop-off destination for some families. Broadford Secondary College has been notified of the bridge closure and will work with their provider to adjust the service during the closure.

Will emergency service response times be impacted?

Council have notified all emergency services of the road closure. These agencies will modify their internal protocols to ensure their response times can be maintained.

Will pedestrians be able to cross the bridge?

No. The bridge deck is being removed entirely during the works meaning there will be no options for the safe passage of pedestrians during the works.

Find out more

If you would like further information about the project, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager, Vidu Liyanage on 0429 597 189 or via email at viduranga.liyanage@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.

Council will also provide some general updates through our social media channels, local newspapers and written notification with those impacted.

Community members are encouraged to visit this project page on a regular basis. It will provide current project related information and projected next steps as construction works continue.

Location

This page was last updated on 13 April 2022.