Bridge Replacement on Mortlake-Ararat Road, Rossbridge
Posted Friday 15 September, 11:14am
VicRoads has recently contracted Downer to replace the two bridges over the Hopkins River and Hopkins River Valley with one bridge and an embankment.
Rossbridge Detour Map
The bridges over Hopkins River on Mortlake-Ararat Road were constructed in 1955. The Mortlake-Ararat road carries 700 vehicles per day, over 30 per cent being heavy vehicles.
Over time and through general use, the condition of the bridges has become poor and will not meet traffic load capacity requirements into the future. VicRoads has recently contracted Downer to replace the two bridges over the Hopkins River and Hopkins River Valley with one bridge and an embankment.
Bridge replacement construction from September 2017
The Work commenced again on site on 4 September 2017. To accelerate the works Downer will be closing the road/bridge in both directions from Friday 22 September and reopening it in January 2018.
Detours for through traffic will be in place along Maroona-Glenthompson Road (B180) and Glenelg Highway (B160); or via Helendoit Road, Tatyoon Road and Grange Road.
Traffic control will be on site during the works to assist with local access affected by the closure.
If you have any questions about these construction activities please call 0437 836 220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downer thank you in advance for your understanding while it improves Victoria’s roads.
|Date and time of works|| 4 September – commenced work on site
22 September – road closed in both directions until January 2018
7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday
7am – 1pm, Saturday
|Location|| Hopkins River, Mortlake-Ararat Road, Rossbridge|
|Work details|| Removal of existing bridges
Constructing of new bridge
|How will residents and business owners be affected?|| Major traffic impacts and detours – see above map
Dirt on the road
Lighting on site
|How will road users be affected?|| Major traffic impacts and detours – see above map|