Parks Victoria and VicRoads have announced that temporary access is available to the Tidal River campsite area for the Easter period from Thursday 21 April until 18:00pm on Tuesday 26 April.
The area south of Darby River Bridge will be temporarily opened for day visitation as well as campers access into Tidal River for those campers who had a five-night camping booking reconfirmed by Parks Victoria.
VicRoads Regional Director Patricia Liew said the maintenance team has worked tirelessly to complete the necessary works to the Darby River Bridge and the road south of the bridge, to enable temporary access to the area for Easter. Ms Liew urged visitors to take the utmost care at all times while driving in the area.
“Drivers really need to be aware that there is a lot of work yet to be done to restore the road to its original condition,” she said.
“You will notice things like temporary traffic lights, reduced speed limits, narrowed road width and barriers in place around road damage.
“It is important drivers stay patient and obey any temporary restrictions that are in place.”
Parks Victoria Chief Ranger Wilsons Promontory Craig Stubbings said while the roadworks were underway at Darby River Bridge, the Parks Victoria team had been extremely busy in cleaning up the Tidal River area which incurred a great deal of damage during the floods last month.
“We are delighted to have met the objective of allowing access to Tidal River for Easter in such a short time frame,” said Mr Stubbings.
“However, we are advising visitors to be patient as travel times into Tidal River will be longer than usual due to the temporary conditions for drivers.”
VicRoads and Parks Victoria wishes to advise visitors that after the Easter period flood impact assessments will start again, more permanent road and bridge repairs will get underway as well as remaining works on Parks Victoria assets.
For further information, contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au