Veloway gets underway
Giant segments of the dramatic elevated veloway between Footscray and the Melbourne CBD will be lifted over the roadway by crane as construction starts in the next few weeks.
The Footscray Road trail will be closed at times in the coming months as the much-anticipated project gets underway. Bike riders and pedestrians will be detoured along Dynon Road and the Moonee Ponds Creek from Tuesday 21 May to Sunday 16 June (see detour map further down the page).
There will be additional short- and long-term closures in the coming months. Bicycle Network will provide notifications closer to the date.
Segments of the Veloway have been carefully welded and bolted together on the ground in the old Footscray flower market in preparation for the erection of the 2.5km long structure.
The segments will be fitted out with flooring, drainage, power and lighting, optical cabling and cameras.
The veloway, a four-metre, bike-only path, will hang above Footscray Road and allow riders to avoid all road crossings between Footscray and Docklands.
The colour of the structure will match that of the new bridge now being erected in Docklands. 
Its walls will be made of perforated metal with a steel-mesh covering. The entire route will be under CCTV observation and will have two emergency access points.

It will open in 2025.

Other works of note
Riders should also note there will be additional short closures of riding routes at other locations along the West Gate Tunnel project between now and the end of the year. Notifications will be provided closer to the event.
Work continues with the fitting out of the bright green bridge over Footscray Road in Docklands, and the construction of the bridge over Whitehall Street at Harris Street in Footscray.
There are two new bridges over the Moonee Ponds Creek still to be erected, and the new bridge over the railway lines at North Melbourne, which although already erected, is still to be completed.

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