The state government is replacing and reinforcing eleven bridges and culverts along some of Melbourne’s routes, including those to the north, to provide safe access for traffic.
Bridges to be upgraded include Barry Road on the Craigieburn railway line near Coolaroo, Donnybrook Road near Donnybrook, Plenty Road over Mernda Drain in Mernda, Whittlesea-Yea Road near Whittlesea and Wallan Road over Scrubby Creek near Whittlesea.
Construction of a new culvert bridge over Donnybrook Road near Doreen will also begin, to provide accessibility in Melbourne’s rapidly growing northern suburbs.
When complete, the structure will include new guardrails and line markings to improve safety.
Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said work on the bridge would help improve the industry and improve safety.
“We’re strengthening bridges across the state to ensure safer journeys for years to come, while supporting local industries by improving efficiencies and reducing supply chain costs.”
“The upgrades will ensure that some of Victoria’s main transport routes through outer and inner suburbs are safer and more reliable, for all road users.
The structural rehabilitation program for the north and south-east is expected to be completed by 2023.