Dean Street Underpass at Moonee Ponds
Troublesome underpass now fixed

Riders have reacted positively to the reopening of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail at the Dean Street underpass near the Moonee Ponds Racecourse.

The underpass, and connections to local streets, have been remodelled in a major upgrade.

The once notorious spot, where the trail goes under the Tullamarine Freeway and the Dean St-Dawson St bridge, is vastly improved.

The new design from the City of Moonee Valley eliminates the sharp bends with a direct, straight link between the elevated shared path and the CityLink Tullamarine Freeway underpass.

At the same time, the entrance to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail from Pattison Street has been updated with a new alignment and retaining walls.

Sight lines have been improved and priority for pedestrians and cyclists continuing on the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail is clearer, minimising conflict.

At the time of writing, the entrance from Pattison Street was still to be swept. That is planned.

The project was funded by the City with significant contributions from Transurban and VicRoads as part of the Citylink Tulla Widening Project.

Before and after

New Dean Street underpass

The Dean Street underpass before it was upgraded.
The upgraded Dean Street underpass.