Warburton Highway landslip repairs

Warburton Highway is currently closed between Mayers Bridge and Hooks Road due to a landslip. 

Update - November 2022

We have reopened a single lane on Warburton Highway with temporary traffic lights and speed reductions in place to allow traffic to move in both directions.

Motorists, delivery vehicles, buses and school buses are safe to use the single lane.  

The single lane arrangement will not accommodate over dimensional and excessive heavy load vehicles.

We anticipate this arrangement will be in place while we finalise designs and mobilise crews to complete long-term repair works. We'll provide further information about construction dates and traffic impacts before works start.

While we’re working on detailed designs to repair the landslip site, we will inspect the site everyday and after any heavy rainfall to ensure the traffic management devices are operational and the site conditions remain safe. 

Please plan ahead and allow an additional 10 minutes of travel time. 


Bus services 

Public transport network- Visit the PTV website for the latest information

School bus network- School bus routes are managed at a local level - schools work directly with operators to determine what services can and can't run, in conjunction with emergency services and the Department of Transport.  Text messages are issued in advance to families to allow best planning. This is conducted through school bus coordinators at schools.

Nearby works on Old Warburton Road

Yarra Ranges Shire Council are undertaking storm rectification works near the abandoned quarry on Old Warburton Road from Wednesday 23 November until Friday 2 December, weather permitting. 

These works are essential to restore Old Warburton Road to two lanes of traffic and enable the Department of Transport to complete landslip repair works on Warburton Highway with detours in place.

During works, Old Warburton Road will be closed to all traffic through traffic from 7:30am to 4:00pm on weekdays, with traffic required to detour via Warburton Highway. Outside of these times, a single lane will be open with temporary traffic lights in place

To find out more about these works, please visit the Yarra Ranges Shire website.

Background

Our geotechnical engineers assessed the landslip site on Warburton Highway near Bushland Reserve in Warburton on Friday 28 October. 

Following an inspection on 31 October, crews will commence removing trees that are undermined and clear earth drains, all while the affected area remains protected by waterfilled barriers.

Benefits

Improvement works will help prevent future landslips.  

Get in touch

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

Email:  [email protected]

 

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