Maintenance works are in progress on the O’Keefe Rail Trail, following trail user feedback provided to the City of Greater Bendigo council by the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail. The feedback was related to the oldest section of the trail between Junortoun and Axedale, now 30 years old, which was built on the alignment of the former Victorian Railway’s railway line that closed in 1958.
Council’s contractors commenced this work during January, which has involved trail base reconstruction, improvements to drainage, and an application of new gravel toppings.
These works, when completed, will hopefully reduce the need for any urgent repair responses by council and reduce possible safety hazards. The outcome will build upon this popular trail’s reputation, of providing a enjoyable experience for trail walkers and cyclists surrounded by the natural bush environment.
While it is expected that the current works are to be completed in February, trail users are asked to be patient and take care where machinery is working, plus respond appropriately to advice signage displayed.