Works to strengthen or replace 11 bridges and culverts across Melbourne are set to commence as part of the Structures Rehabilitation Package (North and South East).
Infrastructure and construction company Decmil has been awarded the contract for the project, which is part of the $2.27 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade – South Eastern Roads and Northern Roads package, jointly funded by the Federal and Victorian Governments.
Bridges set to be upgraded include Barry Road over the Craigieburn rail line near Coolaroo, Donnybrook Road, Plenty Road over Barbers Creek in Yan Yean and Mernda Drain in Mernda, Wallan Road over Scrubby Creek and Whittlesea-Yea Road near Whittlesea.
Five water crossings on the South-Gippsland Highway will also be upgraded, increasing their lifespans and tonnage capacity. Among these is the bridge across Muddy Gates Creek at Tooradin, which carries approximately 10,000 motorists each day.
In some cases, works will involve removing and replacing existing bridges, installing new safety barriers and laying new road surfaces. Others will require resurfacing and steel or concrete reinforcement.
To boost connectivity in Melbourne’s outer north, a new culvert bridge on Donnybrook Road near Doreen will also be built, including new safety barriers and line marking.
The Structures Rehabilitation Package will be completed by 2023.
For more information, visit: bigbuild.vic.gov.au
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