Bike path network grows

Construction of a new cycling and walking path between Ettamogah Rise and Vickers Road has reached a milestone, with asphalt now laid on the last segment of the route. Line marking and works on the verges will soon be completed but the path is now open to riders and pedestrians.

It provides smooth riding for cyclists of all levels from the new estate at Ettamogah Rise through Catherine Crescent, Dallinger Road, and then on to Vickers Road.

Earlier this year, the development of a new section of track along Table Top Road at Thurgoona was completed by the installation of bridges over Eight Mile Creek and Seven Mile Creek.

The bridge over Eight Mile Creek spans 30 metres and the Seven Mile Creek bridge has a 20-metre span.

The pre-fabricated steel bridge trusses – which are similar in design to those on the Wagirra Trail - have been covered by concrete decking.

It is part of on-going project to develop the shared cycling walking trail that will link Spring Drive to the Kinross area along Table Top Road, providing better connectivity for local families by providing a smooth, safe cycling link between new residences in the Spring Park subdivision and the rest of Thurgoona.

The path is scheduled for completion this spring. Ultimately, it will be possible for cyclists to follow a sealed shared path from the northern area of Thurgoona all the way to Wodonga.

The latest works add to the city’s growing network of cycling and walking paths, which includes a shared path on the eastern side of Moore Street in Lavington, from Kaylock Road to Nowland Avenue.

That path will connect along the northern side of Nowland Avenue to Dick Road as part of the Cycling Connecting Centres program.