Maroondah Highway (Black Spur) maintenance works

We’re improving the road surface on Maroondah Highway between Healesville and Narbethong (commonly known as The Black Spur).

Project update 

We’ll be patching damaged sections of the road, resurfacing and improving line marking on approximately 5.7km of the Black Spur between the Fernshaw Picnic Ground and the Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Ground. 

We will also be installing new slow vehicle pull over signs to advise drivers of safe locations where slow vehicles can pull over.

Night-time works

Works are expected to start on Sunday 29 Nov and be complete by Thursday 17 December, if weather permits. Crews will be working during the night from 9pm – 5am, Sundays to Thursdays (including Thursday nights).

How will this impact you?

During works, we will need to close the Black Spur between Healesville and Narbethong. There may also be some noise around working areas.

Local access will be maintained for properties and businesses between Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Ground and Marysville Road. There may be some delays while traffic management crews help vehicles through the work site.

Black Spur will be closed at night between 9pm and 5am on the following dates:

  • Sunday 29 November to Thursday 3 December 
  • Sunday 6 December to Thursday 10 December 
  • Sunday 13 December to Thursday 17 December 

The Black Spur will open during the day and on Friday and Saturday nights.

Detours and extra travel time

During the closure periods, we’ll have signed detours in place via the Melba Highway to Yea, the Goulburn Valley Highway to Alexandra and the Maroondah Highway heading south to Narbethong, and vice versa.

There will be electronic signs in place to safely guide you through the detour. If you’re travelling through the area, please plan your journey and allow extra time.

The detour will add an extra hour of travel time, so we advise you to plan ahead for travel between 9.30am-3.30pm between Narbethong and Healesville.

Black Spur detour map

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Project background

Earlier this year, we made a number of motorcycle safety improvements with the TAC’s Motorcycle Levy. This included:

  • extending guard fencing at a high-risk corner south of Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Ground 
  • improving line marking and installing reflective road markers
  • installing new guide posts along the road
  • installing new warning signs including advisory speed signs and yellow curve advisory signs to make road curves more visible
  • installing protective features to improve safety on existing guard fences

To learn more about the Motorcycle Levy Program, please refer to the VicRoads motorcycle safety levy page.

With funding from the State Pavement Resurfacing Funds and the TAC’s Motorcycle Levy, we are delivering these important maintenance works to improve the condition of the surface and ensure the future safety and reliability of the road. 

Asphalt can only be laid during warmer months, as cold temperatures impact the workability of pavement. This is why we do most of our maintenance works during the drier months of the year.

Nearby works

We are also working to improve safety on Maroondah Highway between Coldstream and Healesville. For more information on the Maroondah Highway upgrade, please refer to Maroondah Highway Safety improvements, Coldstream to Healesville.

Contact us

 For more information about this project, please get in touch.
Email: [email protected]


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