By Jessica Anstice
A new and improved footbridge near Toomuc Recreation Reserve has officially opened, providing safe access across the creek.
The project, carried out by Cardinia Shire Council, commenced in January and involves the construction of two different bridges: a northern and southern bridge.
The northern bridge involved the removal and replacement of the existing pedestrian bridge adjacent to the Princes Highway between Pakenham Consolidated School and the reserve.
The southern bridge will involve the construction of a new pedestrian bridge that will connect the Edenbrook Estate with Heritage Springs.
Work on the southern pedestrian bridge is expected to commence late-March, for completion by early-May.
The redevelopment of the northern bridge was funded by the council, while the construction of the southern bridge will be funded through the Development Contributions Plan, totalling $459,000.