Community update - Rosanna and Heidelberg 2018
The Victorian Government has removed two dangerous and congested level crossings along the Hurstbridge line, built a brand new Rosanna Station and duplicated the single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna. This will make communities safer and get commuters in Melbourne’s north east home sooner.
This is the final monthly update for the Rosanna and Heidelberg projects – thank you for your patience during all the works, here is what we have been up to lately.
Two-way traffic has returned to Turnham Avenue and buses will start using the new bus bays and shelters next to Rosanna Station by the end of October 2018. We hope that everyone is enjoying the improved connections.
We also appreciate the community’s patience, as one-way traffic on Turnham Avenue continued longer than expected.
You will notice the landscaping around Rosanna Station is progressing and all station landscaping will be finished by the end of the month.
Landscaping works under the rail bridge, near the corner of Ellesmere Parade and Lower Plenty Road, will start in October and continue until late 2018. Once this area is completed, the walking and cycling path along Ellesmere Parade will open for use, offering greater access to the station.
Reinstatement activities will also take place on Ellesmere Parade until late October 2018.
Rosanna transport improvements
Removing level crossings always creates a change to existing traffic conditions.
As part of our commitment to improving safety and transport connections in Rosanna, we have worked closely with VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria and Banyule City Council to ensure that movements in the area improve now that the crossing has gone.
The rail bridge solution at Rosanna has improved the connection between the entire station car park and Rosanna Village shops. This area was previously divided by the rail line.
The walking and cycling path along Ellesmere Parade will also create a gateway between the local shops in Rosanna and the parklands.
The project team has worked with Banyule City Council to create a new public plaza on the corner of Beetham Parade and Lower Plenty Road.
The treatment of the new open plaza will support improvements for Rosanna Village proposed by Banyule City Council in line with their master plan for the area.
At this stage, one last weekend closure on sections of the Hurstbridge line is planned for February 2019. More detail on the closure will be provided closer to the time.
Ellesmere Parade landscaping
Works have commenced on the landscaped area on the north side of Lower Plenty Road, underneath the rail bridge. This work will continue until late 2018 when the walking and cycling path will open, providing a convenient connection between the station and Rosanna Parklands.
Periods of 24-hour works are expected until the end of the year. We will inform affected residents once dates are confirmed. While we take steps to minimise the impacts from our works, residents near worksites and storage areas may notice noise, light and dust while construction takes place, including at night.
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