[YarraBUG-list] Changes to Main Yarra Trail

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Wed Sep 29 22:27:01 AEST 2010

  Please see below for full details of two important messages from City 
of Yarra & Transurban concerning Main Yarra Trail access.

Transurban alternative bike route details:

1. Works on Main Yarra Trail between Mary St and Barkly Ave:

2. A detour route via Barkly Ave, Allan Bain Reserve and Mary St:

-------- Original Message --------
Date: 	Wed, 29 Sep 2010 15:23:56 +1000
From: 	Donnellan, Mark <Mark.Donnellan at yarracity.vic.gov.au>


§  Walmer Street Bridge - the bridge that connects Abbotsford (near 
Victoria Gardens) to Studley Park has undergone urgent major repairs and 
will re-open on Friday 1 October.

§  MYT between Bridge Road (O'Connell Reserve) and Victoria Street, 
Richmond will re-open on Friday 1 October (afternoon).  Please note: 
minor works, such as line-marking, signage and fencing, will continue 
along the path over the next two months.  Please exercise patience and 
restraint by observing work zone signage and detours for your safety and 
the safety of construction workers.

§  Downstream of Bridge Road - The path is open at Melbourne Girls 
College but delays due to construction are expected until Christmas.  
Please exercise patience and restraint by observing work zone signage 
and detours for your safety and the safety of construction workers. This 
section of trail is on Melbourne Girls College land and outside the 
control of Yarra City Council.  Further information may be obtained from 
the school.

§  Downstream of MacRoberston Bridge - the trail is closed in places due 
to freeway widening works by the CityLink authority.  Diversions are in 
place through Richmond Streets and Barkly Gardens.  Alternately, 
pedestrians and cyclists can cross to the south bank at Toorak (Grange 
Road) or Anderson Street use the southbank path.

Future Main Yarra Trail closures within the City of Yarra will include:

§  Collingwood Children's Farm to Dight's Falls - partial closures for 
path works, October - December minimal disruption expected.

Delivered on time and within budget, the Main Yarra Trail works being 
completed by the City of Yarra have improved the amenity of the path for 
pedestrians and cyclists.  Any disruptions are unfortunate and somewhat 
frustrating but the finished product has been worth the wait.  I welcome 
suggestions to make further improvements to the Main Yarra Trail, please 
let me know.

Please feel free to pass this message on to people and groups you know 
who may have been affected by the path closures.

For further specific information about any shared trail works within the 
City of Yarra, please feel free to contact me directly on 9205 5724 or 
email mark.donnellan at yarracity.vic.gov.au.


*Mark Donnellan*
Capital Works Officer - Open Space

Environmental Services Branch
City of Yarra PO Box 168 Richmond 3121
*T* (03) 9205 5724*      F* (03) 8417 6666 **

*E* Mark.Donnellan at yarracity.vic.gov.au 
<mailto:Mark.Donnellan at yarracity.vic.gov.au>
*W* www.yarracity.vic.gov.au <http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au>

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	RE: Main Yarra Trail diversion at Burnley Harbour
Date: 	Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:05:45 +1000
From: 	Edwards, Catherine <CEdwards at transurban.com>


CityLink is carrying out bridge strengthening works underneath the new 
fourth lane as part of the Southern Link Upgrade (SLU) section of the M1 
Project, to cater for the projected growth in the number and size of 
freight vehicles.

To ensure the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and workers during 
construction on the Burnley Viaduct, the SLU Alliance needs to continue 
to close the Main Yarra Trail between Barkly Avenue and Mary Street 
until Friday 11th March 2011.

The good news is that works east of Burnley Harbour have been 
prioritised to enable the close out of the current extended off-peak 
detour by the end October 2010.

The detour route via Barkly Avenue, Allan Bain Reserve and Mary Street 
is clearly marked. To avoid the on-road detour please use the trail on 
the south side of the river.

CityLink apologises for any inconvenience caused by these necessary 
works which will be completed as a priority in order to re-open the 
trail as soon as possible.

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