Ringwood Bypass

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Ringwood Bypass
Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 2 km (1.2 mi)[1]
Route number(s) State Route 62
Major junctions
West end EastLink,
Ringwood, Melbourne
  Maroondah Highway
East end Mount Dandenong Road, Ringwood, Melbourne
Highway system

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.[2] The first stage of the road opened in September 1996, starting at Mount Dandenong Road and heading east.[3] As part of the EastLink works, the road was extended by 1.5 km 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.[4]

The speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph).[citation needed]

Major intersections

The entire bypass is in the City of Maroondah local government area.

Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Ringwood 0 0.0 Eastlink (M3) / Maroondah Highway (State Route 34) – Melbourne, Dandenong, Frankston, Nunawading, Box Hill Western terminus at grade separated interchange
1.1 0.68 Ringwood Street Traffic light intersection
1.4 0.87 Warrandyte Road (State Route 9) – Warrandyte, Wantirna Traffic light intersection
2.0 1.2 Maroondah Highway (State Route 34) north-east & south-west / Mount Dandenong Road (State Route 62) east – Lilydale, Yarra Glen, Healesville, Croydon, Mount Dandenong Eastern terminus at traffic lights: continues as Mount Dandenong Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

References

  1. ^ a b Google (13 February 2014). "Ringwood Bypass" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Public Transport Users Association. "Myth: The purpose of freeways is to bypass congested areas". www.ptua.org.au. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Koonung Mullum Forestway Association: Background". home.vicnet.net.au. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Vic Govt promises no toll for Ringwood Bypass". ABC News. www.abc.net.au. 31 October 2003. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 

Coordinates: 37°48′39″S 145°13′44″E / 37.81083°S 145.22889°E / -37.81083; 145.22889


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