Ringwood Bypass


Ringwood Bypass

Infobox Australian Road
road_name = Ringwood Bypass
route_



route_

route_

photo =
caption =
length = 2
direction = West-East
start =
finish =
est =
through =
route =
exits = Ringwood Street

The Ringwood Bypass is a short stretch of road extending from EastLink to Maroondah Highway in Melbourne, Australia. It allows the Maroondah Highway to bypass the main shopping centre in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Ringwood.

Originally known as the Eastern Freeway Extension, it was renamed the Ringwood Bypass to avoid connotations that it was part of a freeway network for accessing the CBD. [cite web
url=http://www.ptua.org.au/myths/bypass.shtml
title=Myth: The purpose of freeways is to bypass congested areas
author=Public Transport Users Association
publisher=www.ptua.org.au
accessdate=2008-07-17
] The first stage of the road opened in September 1996, starting at Mount Dandenong Road and heading east. [cite web
url=http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kmfa/sub2.htm
title=Koonung Mullum Forestway Association: Background
publisher=home.vicnet.net.au
accessdate=2008-07-17
] As part of the EastLink works the road was extended by 1.5km to connect to the Maroondah Highway and EastLink. In 2003 there was controversy about whether the bypass would be tolled, with the State Government making assurances that it would not be. [cite web
url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2003/10/31/979799.htm
title=Vic Govt promises no toll for Ringwood Bypass
work= ABC News
date=October 31, 2003
publisher=www.abc.net.au
accessdate=2008-07-17
]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Craigieburn Bypass Trail — Sign at Craigieburn at the start of the trail Craigieburn Bypass Trail …   Wikipedia

  • Deer Park Bypass Wellness Trail — No image available yet Wellness Trail Length 9km Difficulty Easy Hills None Hazards None Path Concrete Connecting Tra …   Wikipedia

  • EastLink (Melbourne) — EastLink Route information Maintaine …   Wikipedia

  • Maroondah Highway — Maroondah Highway …   Wikipedia

  • Route 40, Melbourne — State (Bell/Springvale) Highway Formerly along Springvale Road …   Wikipedia

  • Dingley Arterial Project — The Westall Road section of the Dingley Arterial is marked as State Route 49. All other sections are currently not marked with a route number. Length …   Wikipedia

  • North East Link — The North East Link is a freeway planned for Melbourne s north eastern suburbs by the State government of Victoria as part of the Victorian Transport Plan and estimated to cost over AUD $6 billion. It was first proposed in the 1969 Melbourne… …   Wikipedia

  • Mullum Mullum Creek — The Mullum Mullum Creek at Mitcham Basin countries Australia Length 22 km (14 …   Wikipedia

  • Monash Freeway — Formerly …   Wikipedia

  • Mullum Mullum Creek Trail — through Yarran Dheran Mullum Mullum Creek Trail Length Upper 5.4km, lower 7.8km Difficulty Easy Hills …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.