11 March 2020 

Construction on the upgrade of Jumping Creek Road will start in April this year, with the first stage to reconstruct the road between the Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and Nelson Drive in Warrandyte.

This is the first step of construction for Jumping Creek Road, which ultimately will see the full length of Jumping Creek Road between Ringwood-Warrandyte Road and Homestead Road in Wonga Park upgraded, to improve safety for all road users.

Works on the initial 350 metre section of Jumping Creek Road include lowering part of the road by more than one metre. Due to the construction safety issues associated with these works this section of road will be closed to through traffic during construction, which is anticipated to be completed between early April and the end of August 2020.

While road closures and detours will be in place for this area, emergency service vehicle and local access will be maintained at all times.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Paul McLeish, said this section of road is the first step to reconstruct Jumping Creek Road and improve safety along this significant road through Manningham.

“We know this is an important connector road for many local residents, visitors and commuters who travel through Manningham and we want to minimise disruption to road users as much as possible.

“Due to the nature of construction in this area and the works required to improve the road level, it will not be possible to have the roadway open to through traffic while construction is underway.

“We have been working with emergency services and our community reference panel to understand the impacts and have been working with our appointed contractors to minimise disruption along the road,” Cr McLeish said.

For more information, visit yoursay.manningham.vic.gov.au/jumping-creek-road-upgrade