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Lincoln Road upgrade

Council received funding from Federal Roads to Recovery for the rehabilitation of Lincoln Road between Dorset Road and Hull Road in Croydon.

Lincoln Road is a key link road connecting Maroondah to the Shire of Yarra Ranges and has been identified for rehabilitation and upgrade due to condition of the road and number of traffic safety issues.

Lincoln Road is also one of largest intact areas of native vegetation in Maroondah, with the road reserve containing in excess of 4500 trees, including just over 50 different species of vegetation, some of them rare in the municipality. The vegetation also provides habitat for a large population of native animals. As such, protection and enhancement of these significant natural environmental elements has been considered as part of the proposed rehabilitation.

Given that the section of Lincoln Road from Newman Road to Hull Road forms the municipal boundary between Yarra Ranges Council and Maroondah City Council, this portion of the project is being jointly implemented by both Councils with management of the overall project being undertaken by Maroondah City Council.

View the plans

Maroondah City Council has engaged GTA Consultants to produce a functional traffic design and report on the proposed rehabilitation of the road. Plans can be viewed by appointment at Council's City Offices in Braeside Avenue Ringwood, or viewed below:

 Traffic Functional Plans (PDF, 4.8 Mb)

 GTA Report (PDF, 228 Kb)

Key elements of the plans

  • On road bicycle lanes from Dorset Road to Hull Road.
  • Widening of bicycle lanes opposite side roads to allow vehicles to overtake right turning vehicles.
  • Rationalisation of service road entry and exit points to reduce conflict points.
  • Protection of existing landscaping regions and provision of additional landscaping areas.
  • Formalisation of parking and vehicle turnaround areas.
  • Construction of missing lengths within footpath network, noting that construction of a footpath on the northern side of Lincoln Road, from Newman Road to Hull Road, is subject to funding by Yarra Ranges Council, with the proposed alignment also yet to be confirmed.
  • Pedestrian operated signals  between Mount View Parade and Allendale Road.
  • Construction of localised sections of kerb and channel along Lincoln Road.
  • Sealing of entrance/exits to service roads to minimise gravel washout into main thoroughfare. This will also include the construction of vehicle crossings at the edge of the roadway for approximately 5m (not for the full length from the roadway to the property boundary).

Further to details shown on the functional traffic design plans, the following items will be examined further during the detailed design process:

  • renewal of existing road surface and pavement
  • street lighting upgrades
  • stormwater drainage improvements
  • revegetation
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design elements to direct water in existing landscape areas
  • flood mitigation, including the investigation of constructing a retarding basin in Brentwood Park.

Further information

Additional information regarding the timing and staging of the roads will be provided as the design progresses, however it is expected that the first stage of works will occur in 2016/17.

If you wish to discuss any matters relating to the proposed road asset enhancement works, please feel free to contact Council’s Project Engineer, Matthew Wright, on 9298 4357.

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