Work on a $1.6 million safety upgrade on Sydney Rd in Brunswick is underway.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, welcomed the start of the project, funded as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP).
By mid-year, cyclists, pedestrians and drivers will benefit from the improvements, which include a permanent 40km/h speed zone up to Bell St and dedicated green bicycle lanes.
Right turns at Edward St, Union St and Hope St will also be banned during peak hours.
The project will address the current crash trends on Sydney Rd and will provide a safer environment for all road users.
Sydney Rd is one of Melbourne’s busiest road, tram and cycling corridors, and the works will ensure that cyclists, pedestrians and drivers are as safe as possible.
Stage two of the project, which will include 20 new electronic ‘Give Way to Pedestrians” sign, and bicycle head-start boxes, will start in the middle of the year.
The project is due for completion later this year.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan
“All road users, whether they are in a car, on a bike of or on foot, deserve to travel safely.”
“This is one of Melbourne’s busiest road, tram and cycling corridors.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Brunswick, Jane Garrett
“We are delivering safety upgrades where they are needed most.”
“Respecting other road users and following traffic signage will help make the roads in Brunswick safer for everyone.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020