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Project update

August 1, 2022

Lower Heidelberg Road Pedestrian Safety Improvements

As part of the Australian Government’s $3 billion Road Safety Program, the Australian Government and the Victorian Government are improving safety along Lower Heidelberg Road in Ivanhoe East by installing a set of traffic lights and a raised pedestrian crossing.

These works to install the new pedestrian crossing align with what you told us was important for East Ivanhoe Village during recent consultation.

Maps of Pedestrian Safety Improvement works planned for East Ivanhoe

Maps of Pedestrian Safety Improvement works planned for Lower Heidelberg Road, East Ivanhoe

Scope of project

  • Installation of traffic lights and a raised pedestrian crossing at Lower Heidelberg Road between Carmichael Street and Wilfred Road
  • Kerb and pavement works on Lower Heidelberg Road
  • Resurfacing of parts of Lower Heidelberg Road between Carmichael Street and Wilfred Road.

The new traffic lights and raised pedestrian crossing will complement the existing pedestrian crossing east of Burton Crescent and the location has been chosen based on safety and accessibility.

To make these important safety improvements, four parking bays will be removed on Lower Heidelberg Road near Carmichael Street.

We worked with VicRoads to ensure the location of the new traffic lights and raised pedestrian crossing align with future streetscaping plans to revitalise East Ivanhoe Village and to minimise parking removal.

When to expect us

Works are scheduled in early-August and will be undertaken at night on Sundays and Thursdays from 8.30pm to 6am, until September 2022.

Crews will be back onsite for seven nights in October 2022 to construct a raised pedestrian crossing and carry out asphalting and linemarking works. We anticipate construction will be completed in November 2022.

What to expect during works

  • A reduced speed of 40km/h through the work site during construction hours
  • Single lane closures near the work site to protect both workers and drivers
  • Short periods of medium to high noise.

If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions, plan ahead and allow an extra five minutes travel time.

These upgrades are part of the Australian Government’s $3 billion Road Safety Program, delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government to deliver safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery.

Find out more

For construction updates visit the VicRoads website, call 13 11 71 or email: DOTroadprojects@roads.vic.gov.au