Ballarat Road and Hulett Street intersection upgrade

The Victorian and Australian Governments have invested $8 million to deliver a safer Ballarat Road and Hulett Street intersection in Albion, under the joint Targeted Road Safety Works program.

About the project

We are installing new traffic lights with pedestrian crossings at the Ballarat Road and Hulett Street intersection.

We are also installing raised safety platforms on Ballarat Road at the approach to the intersection. Raised safety platforms act like gentle speed bumps, encouraging drivers to slow down as they cross through the intersection, creating a safer environment for all road users. 

For a better look at the intersection upgrade you can view the before (current) view of Ballarat Road and a 3D image of what the intersection will look like once works are complete.

A full view of the Ballarat Road and Hulett Street intersection:

View before and after

Pedestrian crossings at the Ballarat Road and Hulett Street intersection:

View before and after

View before and after

Carrington Drive changes, including mountable kerbing for trucks and buses, resurfacing the car parking within the Ballarat Service Road and a new traffic island to separate vehicles:

View before and after

Left hand only turn from Wasley Street:

View before and after

We’re closing the centre median to make Ballarat Road safer for all road users and to eliminate the risk of side impact crashes.

Vehicles that wish to exit Wasley Street to travel back towards Sunshine (East) will need to U-turn at the dedicated U-turn location at Verdant Avenue. 

Vehicles that wish to enter Wasley Street (from the Western approach) will need to U-turn at the new signalised intersection at Hulett Street. 

Access to Wasley Street from the Eastern approach will remain the same. 

A new and improved bus stop for residents and businesses in the area opposite Hulett Street:

An aerial view of Reid Street showing the relocation of the bus stop and improved crossing facilities:

View before and after

 

This intersection upgrade also includes:

  • new guard fence and flexible wire rope safety barriers along the roadside of Ballarat Road
  • new Left hand only turn from Wasley Street to eliminate the risk of side impact crashes.
  • dedicated U-turn lanes at the intersection 
  • resurfacing both eastbound and westbound lanes on Ballarat Road
  • improving line marking
  • improving street lighting
  • installation of raised safety platforms, which encourage drivers to slow down as they cross through the intersection
  • relocation and upgrades to three bus stops
  • a new shared user path between Carrington Drive and Hulett Street
  • improved drainage

This intersection upgrade will:

  • improve safety and access for vehicles travelling through the intersection
  • provide new crossing facilities, making it safer for pedestrians to access bus stops and cross Ballarat Road
  • meet the demands of population and economic growth in the area

Update – July 2021

Consultation with key stakeholders and the community has begun. 

Construction is expected to commence in mid-August 2021.

Project background

Approximately 42,000 vehicles travel on Ballarat Road in Albion every day, with four percent of those being heavy vehicles. This intersection can no longer cater effectively for the demands generated by vehicles and pedestrians. 

In 2019, a number of short-term safety improvements were implemented along Ballarat Road near Reid Street, following multiple accidents. These improvements included a new 70km/h safer speed, dragon teeth line markings and advisory signage. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact us at [email protected] 

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