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Bass Coast Rail Trail wooden bridge east of Mouth of Powlett Road in Kilcunda to be renewed

Funding for the improvement of tracks, trails and the construction of the wooden bridge located along theBass Coast Rail Trail.

By news@gippsland - 14th January 2022 - Back to News

Bass Coast Shire Council's improvement to tracks and trails continues, with the renewal of the wooden bridge located along the Bass Coast Rail Trail, east of Mouth of Powlett Road in Kilcunda.

Location of the works will include the existing bridge has been in service for many years and has encountered damage due to age and wear and tear

Location of the works will include the existing bridge has been in service for many years and has encountered damage due to age and wear and tear

Project funding

The Rail Trail is a popular destination for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, and improving the bridge will ensure safer passage and continued promotion of health and fitness among the community for many years to come.

Council is funding the $640,000 project, with construction starting in early February. The project is expected to be completed by late April, subject to favourable weather, contractor and supplier availability and any potential COVID-19 restrictions.

Challenge to deliver the necessary works

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Whelan said that Council recognises that every effort will be made to minimise disruptions to Trail users during the works. "It can be a challenge to deliver the necessary works and not affect the residents, businesses and Rail Trail users, especially when much of our work is determined by weather conditions," Cr Whelan said.

"The Rail Trail will be closed between the Mouth of Powlett Road car park and Station Street in Dalyston during works, to remove and replace the existing timber bridge with a precast concrete box culvert bridge. Notices outlining any closures will be placed at the Mouth of Powlett Road car park, Station Street in Dalyston and on the Rail Trail before Station Street to detour users," Cr Whelan concluded.

Traffic and pedestrian measures in place

Appropriate traffic/pedestrian measures will be in place for the duration of the works. Council understands that these works may present an inconvenience to nearby residents and appreciates their patience during these times. As always, emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

For more information on this project, visit Kilcunda - Replacement of existing timber Rail Trail Bridge - Mouth of Powlett Road or contact Council's Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

Pictures from Bass Coast Shire website.


Source: http://gippsland.com/

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