Planning for Henderson Road bridge underway
Knox City Council will be constructing a new road bridge linking Henderson Road North to Henderson Road South.
Planning for the bridge across Corhanwarrabul Creek is well underway and when construction is completed in June 2019, the bridge will:
- Improve the connection between Rowville and Knoxfield;
- Reduce general traffic congestion in the area; and
- Improve travel time and operating costs for local businesses.
“Henderson Road Bridge has been a council priority for a number of years because of the lack of north-south routes,” said Knox City Council Mayor Darren Pearce.
“We need to improve the road network in this area to support access for businesses in the industrial estate off Henderson Road.”
The initial stages of this project involve a number of investigations and studies that will inform the design of the road bridge.
These studies will also consider the effects and impacts on the local flora and fauna, local amenity, traffic safety and accessibility, and cultural and heritage studies.
“This preliminary work is essential to ensure we end up with the best outcome for the entire precinct,” said Mayor Pearce.
Construction of the new $4.5 million Henderson Road Bridge is funded under the Australian Government's $75 billion infrastructure investment program.
For more information visit www.knox.vic.gov.au/hendersonbridge