Works start on York Road safety improvements

04 April 2017

Today works begin to improve pedestrian safety on York Road, Mount Evelyn, with the installation of new pedestrian operated signals between Karen Court and Hawkins Road.

VicRoads Director of Operations, Michael Barker, said the local community has been campaigning for some time about the crossing, and works beginning today is a step towards improving the safety of pedestrians and road users. 

“The new pedestrian crossing will create a much safer environment for all pedestrians, particularly school students at Mount Evelyn Christian School and people with disabilities who work and volunteer at the Yarra View Nursery, to cross at this section of the road” said Mr Barker. 

The Victorian Government’s $490,000 upgrade includes replacing the existing flagged crossing outside the school with new pedestrian operated signals, and the replacement and upgrade of the bus shelter on the northern side near the nursery, and relocating it to ensure pedestrians crossing York Road will have more direct and safer access to bus services.

“We’re also upgrading the northern side footpath and road surface, as well as the drain on the south side of York Road” said Mr Barker. 

“Every day, 25,000 vehicles use York Road, so these improvements will make its safer for our most vulnerable road users to navigate”. 

During construction there will be single lane closures between 9.30am and 3pm. We encourage road users to plan ahead and allow extra travel time.  

Works are expected to be complete in mid 2017. 

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