17 June 2016

Major road work is being finalised on local arterial roads in Wonga Park to increase safety and cope with an increasing traffic volume.

Road rehabilitation works are currently being undertaken at:

  • Brushy Park Road, Wonga Park, from Holloway Road to Black Springs Road
  • Homestead Road, Wonga Park, from Brushy Park Road to Jumping Creek Road

The rehabilitation of the 1.8km stretch of Homestead and Brushy Park roads is part of Manningham Council’s Road Restoration and Arterial Road Pavements improvement strategies and includes:

  • Removal of the existing asphalt surface;
  • Reworking and placement of stabilised material to strengthen the existing pavement;
  • Placing a new asphalt surface
  • Line marking of the pavement.

Manningham Mayor Cr Paul McLeish said the $900,000 project is jointly funded by the City of Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges, with Manningham Council scoping, planning and managing construction.

“Homestead and Brushy Park roads form a shared boundary between two municipalities and are a vital piece of the local road network catering for approximately 25,000 vehicles a day.”

“The road works will address the failure of the ageing pavement and alleviate many safety concerns from the increasing traffic flow and restricted sightline issues.”

“I would like to thank local residents and motorists for their patience during construction, which is unfortunately being delayed due to the adverse weather,” Cr McLeish said.