Council is replacing the bridge at Main Street, Blackburn.
A structural assessment found that the current bridge, which has been in place since at least 1945, is beyond maintenance and needs to be replaced.
The $1.5 million new bridge will be similar in function and design to the existing bridge, with two lanes and a footpath on each side.
From July 2021 to December 2021, Main Street will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians and the local bus will be diverted while works are underway.
Plan your trip ahead of time to avoid delay and check alternative routes.
- Vehicle detours will be in place using the surrounding road network.
- Some bus service changes will be necessary. Bus commuters will still be able to use Main Street stops. The two bus stops in Main Street between Heath Street and the Avenue will need to be closed.
- Pedestrians can detour through Furness Park or Kalang Park. Please note: Furness Park is a gravel path with some steep sections. Kalang Park is a gravel path with less steep sections than Furness Park. Pedestrians with mobility issues may need to use the concrete footpaths in Heath Street, Blackburn Road and The Avenue.
There will temporarily be ‘no stopping’ on the north side of Heath Street between Main Street and Blackburn Road.
For more information, please phone Council’s City Services team on (03) 9262 6333.