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 

To improve the road surface on the Black Spur, we have been patching damaged sections of the road, improving line marking and resurfacing approximately 5.7km of Maroondah Highway.

These important works, between the Fernshaw Picnic Ground and the Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Ground, were due to be completed on Monday 21 December 2020. 

The Black Spur will be open tonight (Monday 21 December) due to wet weather conditions. 

New line marking to be installed soon

Crews will complete line marking at night in coming days, once the wet weather clears.  

Linemarking will be completed during the night from 9pm to 5am. 

There will be a lane closure around the work area under traffic management to help vehicles continue to move in both directions.

Please be advised that there may be minor delays. 

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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