Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore rail trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

New Road Underpasses for Trail

Construction work has begun on building new road underpasses, as part of improving the Bendigo urban off-road trail network. This work will link the Spring Gully Trail to the Bendigo Creek Trail, plus eliminate the hazardous crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on McIvor Road near the historic railway bridge.

Spring Gully Trail extension 2018

Constructing three underpasses for the Spring Gully Trail on Back Crk, Bendigo. 14 Feb 2018

The works will result in one underpass constructed under the Abbott St bridge, one under a narrow pedestrian bridge, another under the McIvor Road bridge, plus also under the communications ducts that cross above Back Creek.

This off-road trail extension will also improve the connection between the Bendigo Railway Station and the O’Keefe Rail Trail, for visiting cycling and walking tourists, with only the link between the station platform and Ewing Park now needing to be formalised.

Bike Bendigo and the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail community groups had sort improvements at this location, and so welcome the efforts of the City of Greater Bendigo in eliminating the ‘at grade’ crossing of McIvor Rd.

2 responses to “New Road Underpasses for Trail

  1. george waters February 15, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Yes Yes Yes !!!!!! And I thought that it was years away !!!! All Hail to those who have championed this and attended all those committee meetings !!! All Hail !!! George [Waters] Constant cyclist along Back Creek to Lake and beyond … G

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    • bendigokilmore May 11, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you for your comments George, the efforts have now been rewarded for all involved. Thanks also go to the City of Greater Bendigo staff and Crs who have listened to their community. This trail underpass of the McIvor Hwy (and Abbott St) is now finished and open, which is now a ‘game changer’ in improving the safety and experience for off-road walkers runners and cyclists. And this improvement is another link for Bendigo’s off-road urban trail network’s access to the O’Keefe Rail Trail too!

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