New bridges to improve safety in Kilmore
New pedestrian bridges will be built across the Kilmore Creek to improve safety and access for all Mitchell Shire community residents.
The Kilmore Pedestrian Footbridge project will see the development of two pedestrian bridges to the north of town.
The bridges and footpath links will be placed on either side of the Northern Highway Road Bridge over Kilmore Creek, to help improve safety for pedestrians from the Clarke Street intersection to the Kilmore Caravan Park and future development in the business precinct.
The pedestrian bridges are currently being designed.
The bridge will be more 2.5 metres wide which will allow for bicycles, prams and wheelchairs to cross the bridge.
The Kilmore Pedestrian Footbridge project received $745,000 through the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.
Council would like to thank the Victorian Government for their continued partnership for the project through the Growing Suburbs Fund and Victoria’s Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Resources Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes for the contribution.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm
“The Kilmore Pedestrian Footbridge project will help people safely cross the Kilmore Creek. The site currently has no pedestrian infrastructure and pedestrians risk their safety by walking along the narrow shoulder of the Northern Highway Road Bridge,” he said.
“This kind of infrastructure is important for our community. There are many examples of people trying to cross the bridge at risk. But this will be no longer.
“We are investing more in our roads and capital works based on submissions from our community, but we can’t fund it all on our own. I would like to thank the Victorian Government for their partnership in this project through the Growing Suburbs Fund.”