Find out about current and upcoming road closures in Mansfield Shire.
It is necessary at times for Council to put in place complete or partial road closures and/or restrictions across the Shire. This may be due to road works, large projects, community events, weather conditions or seasonality.
The information below outlines any upcoming closures that road users should be aware of:
- Temporary Road Closures & Interruptions
- Seasonal Road Closures
- Vehicle Weight Restrictions
- Jamieson-Licola Road Seasonal Road Closure
Temporary road closures and interruptions
Updated 09 July 2020
Sawpit Gully Road Bridge, Bridge Creek
Recent rainfall has caused damage to the abutment at the Sawpit Gully Road Bridge, (700 metres west of the Mansfield Whitfield Road intersection). The bridge approach has now been temporarily repaired allowing access to vehicles of less than 5 tonne (a standard car or 4WD). The 5 tonne limit will be in place until further notice.
For enquiries concerning the closure, please contact Council on (03) 5775 8555
Seasonal Road Closures
Seasonal Closures (01 July – 30 September)
|Tin Hut Lane||South of White Creek||End|
|Little Scully's Lane||Hallets Lane||100m east of Fords Creek|
|Pollard's Road||Mt Buller Road||600m east of Stoneys Rd|
|Long Lane||Saligari Road||Mansfield Whitfield Road|
|Aldous Road||Withers Lane||Pikes Road|
|Black Swamp Road||Greens Road||Adams Lane|
|Eighty Acre Road||Royaltown Road||350m sth of Maroondah hwy|
|Pikes Road||Gun Club Entrance||Long Lane|
Vehicle weight restrictions
Load Limited - 15 tonne maximum (01 July – 30 September)
|Woolshed Road||Maroondah Highway||End|
|Hells Hole Creek Rd||Dry Creek Road||End|
|Dry Creek Road||Hells Hole Creek Rd||Ancona Road|
|Ancona Road||Dry Creek Road||Gate|
|Harpers Road||Midland Highway||State Forest|
|Glen Creek-Barjarg Rd||Johnstons Road||State Forest|
|Aldous Road||Greens Road||Pikes Road|
|Pikes Road||Maroondah Highway||Aldous Road|
|Tolmie Mahaikah Rd||Old Tolmie Road||Mansfield Whitfield Rd|
|Altmans Road||Tolmie Mahaikah Rd||Mansfield Whitfield Rd|
|Gonzaga Lane||Buttercup Road||End|
|Chapel Hill Road||Hearns Lane||Delatite Bridge|
|Donkey Hill Road||Midland Hwy||Harpers Road|
Pursuant to clauses 7 of schedule 11 of the Local Government Act 1989, seasonal road closures and vehicle weight restrictions apply on a number of local roads from July to September inclusive each year. The restrictions are in accordance with the Council Plan to maintain and enhance the Shire's network of roads.
Those who need to operate vehicles in excess of the 15 tonnes load limit or utilise roads affected by closures may apply for an exemption permit to allow road use in certain circumstances.
Load Limited and Seasonal Road Use Exemption Permit application forms are available here. There is no charge for this permit.
The exemption permit DOES NOT apply within 4 days after any 4 day period during which a total of 20mm or more rainfall has occurred in Mansfield.
For further information contact council on 5775 8555 during office hours.
Jamieson– Licola Road – partial road closure
21 May – 29 October 2020
Pursuant to Clause 7 of Schedule 11 of the Local Government Act 1989, Council advises, the implementation of the seasonal road closure of part of the Jamieson - Licola Road. The section of road affected is from the Mt Sunday Road intersection, approximately 36 kms from Jamieson and at elevation 1200m, through to the Mansfield/Wellington Shire boundary.
The closure will take effect from 21 May 2020 to 29 October 2020 inclusive.
The Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions came into force for six weeks across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire on Wednesday 8th July 2020. Please see the attached link for full details. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updated-restrictions-1159pm-wednesday-8-july-covid-19
In view of these restrictions and the uncertainty of the next few months, the permit exemption scheme with Four Wheel Drive Victoria is no longer in place for 2020.
No access will be permitted to this section of road during this time regardless of weather conditions. For further information contact Council's Infrastructure Manager, Andre Kompler on 03 57758546.