Posts rise for stylish underpass entry

4 Aug 2008

The upgrade of the Doncaster Hill pedestriang underpass is continuing, with the installation of a canopy at the Doncaster Primary School end underway.
Two support posts are currently in place, but to give the concrete footing time to cure, the second construction stage will not commence until mid-August. While the underpass will remain open throughout, the construction zone will be fenced off during the second stage.

When complete, the canopy will offer some shade and shelter and act as a stylish marker of the entry point to the underpass, which could be easily missed previously. The canopy will consist of two steel framed structures with a blue coloured polycarbonate roof. The project has been overseen by the Doncaster Hill Pedestrian Underpass Steering Committee, which includes representatives from the Department of Transport, Doncaster Primary School, the Doncaster and Templestowe Artists Society and the property owner at 682 Doncaster Road. It has been jointly funded by the State Government through its Local Area Access Program (LAAP). A canopy in the same style will be installed at the southern end of the underpass as part of the proposed hotel development at 682 Doncaster Road.

The underpass upgrade is part of efforts to attract greater pedestrian activity on Doncaster Hill, which also include the current works to create widened, shared paths along Council and Goodson Streets.
View an image of the upgraded underpass