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Media Release - Construction starts on long-awaited Henderson Road bridge

Knox Council has appointed contractor Bitu-mill Civil Pty Ltd to construct the long-awaited Henderson Road bridge, a $6.5M project that will provide a much needed link between Rowville and Knoxfield.

Preliminary work is being done to remove two power poles and clear the way for construction work to start in late March.

The project has been made possible thanks to $6.M funding from the Federal Government, and was an election commitment by Federal Aston MP Alan Tudge. The remaining funding will come from Knox Council.

The bridge will link Henderson Road North and Henderson Road South across the Corhanwarrabul Creek.

Once completed, it will help to reduce traffic congestion in the area by providing an alternate north-south route, especially for local industry.

Construction is expected to be completed by October this year.

Check Council’s website and Facebook page to see some artist’s drawings of how the bridge will look when it’s finished.

Henderson Rd Bridge Visualisation A
Henderson Rd Bridge Visualisation B
Henderson Rd Bridge Visualisation C

Quotes attributable to the Mayor, Cr Jake Keogh:

  • Council has been keen to see this project proceed for many years and we are thrilled that work will now begin.
  • This will go a long way towards improving traffic congestion in the Rowville area and provide a much-needed connection between Rowville and Knoxfield that will benefit local residents and local industry.
  • Council would like to thank the Federal Government, and our local Member for Aston, Alan Tudge for his assistance in making this project a reality.

Quotes attributable to Alan Tudge, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population and Federal Member for Aston:

  • The new bridge to connect Rowville to Knoxfield will provide a vital second north-south road crossing taking pressure off Stud Road.
  • This was an election commitment of mine and I am glad to see it underway.
  • The bridge has been on the map of Knox for decades as an idea, and with $6M of federal funding, the bridge will be finally built and delivered.

Issued: 7 March 2019
Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021

Knox Community and Council Plan 2017-2021 Reference:

Goal 1. We value our natural and built environment

Strategy 1.3 - Ensure the Knox local character is protected and enhanced through the design and location of urban development and infrastructure

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