THE Frankston-Dandenong Road bridge has reopened after a one month closure.
The Dandenong bridge closed for four weeks to allow for works to take place. Crews undertook repair works on the bridge, and added in new steel reinforcement plates, safety barriers, a handrail, waterproofing, drainage pipes, signage, and lighting.
Major Road Projects Victoria project director Marc Peterson said that the project was finished five days ahead of schedule. “Crews have worked hard to get the Frankston-Dandenong Road Bridge open a week earlier than expected and with minimal disruption to motorists and local businesses,” he said. “Local businesses in and around Dandenong are now benefitting from a stronger and safer bridge over the Cranbourne and Pakenham rail lines.”
Asphalt and concrete on the bridge have also been replaced.
The Frankston-Dandenong Road bridge is driven on by approximately 31,000 vehicles each day. The road was completely closed between Princes Highway and Kirkham Road while works were undertaken.