Warrandyte Bridge upgrade

We’re upgrading Warrandyte Bridge to make it quicker and easier for local residents to evacuate during emergencies.

Project background

During an emergency evacuation, approximately 2500 vehicles per hour would attempt to cross the bridge southbound from North Warrandyte compared to the 1100 vehicles per hour during a typical morning peak. 

The upgrade to Warrandyte Bridge will reduce evacuation times for people travelling across the bridge during emergencies, particularly from the North Warrandyte area, by up to 90 minutes.

Project details

The Victorian Government has put forward $5.1 million of funding for an upgrade of Warrandyte Bridge. The upgrade will allow the bridge to carry more traffic (particularly during an emergency event like a bushfire) over the Yarra River, between Warrandyte and North Warrandyte.

The project will include widening the Warrandyte Bridge from two to three lanes and upgrading the roundabout at Yarra Street and Research-Warrandyte Road.  

The upgrades will allow the bridge to carry more traffic, which in turn will make it safer and easier for residents to evacuate the area during an emergency

Map showing Warrandyte_bridge_upgrades
Dates Stage Description
July - November 2016 Design, services and pre-construction activities Completing detailed designs for the bridge and intersection works, identifying and relocating services in the area and consulting with stakeholders to minimise impacts on the surrounding areas.
December 2016 Advertise works Construction companies are invited to submit a tender to work on the project.
Early-mid 2017 Contract awarded A contractor is chosen to work on the project.
Late 2017 Construction begins Project work on site officially begins.
Mid 2018  Construction ends
Project is complete.

Your feedback

We’ve received great community feedback about the Warrandyte Bridge upgrade and surrounding network. You can read a summary of the feedback we have received in 2016 below in our Feedback Summary Report. 

View Warrandyte Bridge upgrade Community Feedback Report - October 2016 [PDF 555Kb]

So far we’ve listened to your ideas and opinions at these community meetings:

  • at the Emergency Management Forum on Summer Preparedness at the Warrandyte Community Church in December 2015
  • at the Warrandyte Bridge 60th Anniversary event in December 2015
  • at the Warrandyte Festival on March 19, 2016. 
  • a community session at the Warrandyte Community Church on July 14, 2016.
  • an interactive map that ran for two weeks in July, 2016. 
  • an online survey that ran for two weeks in September, 2016. 
Select this link to access engage.vicroads (External link) to read through all the comments that were left on the interactive map.

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