Burwood Highway Shared Path, Wantirna South

The Victorian Government is building a new, all-weather off-road connection from Morack Road to the Eastlink Trail.

Project update - April 2021

Works are progressing well on the new off-road shared path and we’re moving towards launching the new beams for the new bridge over the Dandenong Creek. 

So we can build the new bridge, we’ll be using two cranes to install six beams measuring up to 27 metres in length at the site. 

To complete this important work safely, we’ll need to close all inbound lanes on Burwood Highway between Mountain Highway and Morack Road. 

The work will be undertaken Sunday 2 May 2021 between the hours of 4pm and 4am and will take only one night to complete. 

Inbound traffic will be diverted on to the outbound carriageway with traffic flowing in both directions at a safer speed limit of 40km/h.

Previous traffic conditions will be reinstated following the completion of the works; i.e. the inbound left lane will be closed between Mountain Highway and Morack Road until late June 2021. If Burwood Highway is a part of your journey, please plan ahead and allow extra travel time.

About the project

The Victorian Government is investing $5.7 million to deliver an 800m all-weather off-road path along Burwood Highway featuring a new bridge over Dandenong Creek between Morack Road, Vermont South to the Eastlink Trail in Wantirna South. The new path will provide a safe off road route for cyclists and pedestrians, enhances the local cycling corridor and will connect the EastLink Trail and the Dandenong Creek Trail. 

The new path is being funded by the Victorian Government through the $100 million Safer Cyclists and Pedestrian Program which was set up to protect our most vulnerable road users and encourage active modes of transport. 

Burwood Highway shared path

View a larger version of the shared path map 

artist water colour impression of Burwood Highway Bridge Shared User Path

View a larger version of artist’s impression of the new off-road shared path along Burwood Highway in Wantirna South [JPG 7.9Mb]

Project Benefits

The benefits of the new shared path will include:

  • an important all-weather, off-road route for pedestrians and cyclists between the Eastlink Trail and Dandenong Creek Trail
  • a direct link to the existing shared use path along Burwood Highway towards Westfield Knox
  • a major link for Melbourne’s cycling corridors, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to travel off-road on the Carrum to Warburton Trail. 

Considering the natural environment

We understand and share the value the community places on trees and the environment, which is why we have taken the utmost care to minimise the need to remove trees and shrubs.  

While we have taken special care to design the path to minimise tree loss and protect the natural environment, to construct the new bridge we do need to remove 12 medium sized eucalyptus trees. 

We are mindful of making sure there is minimal impact on trees and vegetation. Any that may require removal will be approached with care, to fully protect the broader environment.   

Get in touch

For more information about the project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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