Bridgeworks will close a section of Donnybrook Road between Epping Road and the Hume Freeway in Woodstock until October 2.

As part of the Structures Rehabilitation Package, Major Road Projects Victoria is undertaking maintenance work and replacing selected bridge structures across Victoria to improve safety and extend the lifespan of bridges.

The works have already began and have caused traffic disuptions along Donnybrook Road and the Hume Freeway.

Work is expected to finish on Sunday, October 2.

A Major Road Projects Victoria spokesman said to undertake the work safely, workers would temporarily close a section of Donnybrook Road in both directions, west of the Merriang/Epping Road roundabout.

“During the closure, we’ll work around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” he said.

“During this work you may experience noise, vibration and dust from the work area.

“We’ll work closely with residents and drivers to minimise these impacts as much as possible.”

Traffic management and detour signs will be in place.

There will also be additional temporary traffic control near the Hume Freeway during the morning peaks to assist residents accessing the freeway.

The spokesman asked motorists to observe signs and follow the instruction of traffic controllers.

“We recommend planning ahead and allowing additional travel time,” he said.

The spokesman said finishing works would continue later in the year to complete asphalting, line-marking and signage installation.

Traffic management will be in place to keep workers and road users safe.

“We’ll monitor noise, vibration, light towers and dust levels to ensure these impacts are kept to a minimum and contact residents who are directly affected by works close to their property,” he said.

“If you have any concerns regarding noise or light spill, please contact us.

“These works are weather dependant, we’ll keep you updated as works progress.”

Further information on the work, visit roadprojects.vic.gov.au/structures.

People with questions can contact 1800 105 105 – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and select option five to speak to a member of the works team.