January closure for Scotchmans Creek Trail

A section of the Scotchmans Creek Trail in Mount Waverley will be closed for a month from late January, all in the quest of building a better litter trap.

Melbourne Water reports that the volume of debris and litter entering the Huntingdale Wetlands has become an issue in maintaining the wetland’s health.

Scotchman's Creek and the Huntingdale Wetlands provide significant environmental amenity for the local community and fauna.

An upgrade to the channel inlet is underway to improve how litter is trapped during wet weather events.

The trail between Stanley Avenue and Osborne Avenue will be closed from January 2024 for about one month, weather permitting. 

During the closure, minor detours will be in place for both pedestrians and riders on nearby streets. Pedestrians will be diverted north of the creek, while bikes while be detoured on the south.

Riders will detour via Briggs Street and Osborne Avenue. See map.

The trail will then reopen for the remainder of works, which will go on for another four months.

However, there will be instances when traffic management will need to escort pedestrians and cyclists or ask them to dismount. For example, when concrete trucks enter the site. 

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