Critical maintenance causing closure for Warburton-Woods Point Road

Warburton-Woods Point Road will be closed for critical maintenance works. Picture: ON FILE

The Department of Transport and Planning (DOTP) has advised that Warburton-Woods Point Road will be closed in both directions between Stream Road, Reefton and Cumberland Junction Cambarville from Thursday 29 February to Thursday 14 March, and from Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March, for Critical Maintenance Works.

• During this time, the road will be closed to all vehicles.

• Access to Marysville will be available via Maroondah Highway in Healesville.

• Warburton-Woods Point Road will be open from Friday 15 March to Sunday 17 March under changed traffic conditions.

The works are being carried out to repair the early stages of a landslip and prevent further damage to the road.

The DOTP will be excavating the full length and width of the road at the impacted area to a depth of 1m, anchoring and rebuilding the section of the road and reconstructing and repairing drainage.

Due to a narrow strip of vegetation along the length of the site having to be removed for the works, the DOTP will be purchasing voluntary offsets to account for the loss.