Beach Road & Beaconsfield Parade corridor extended truck curfews

We’re trialling extended truck curfew hours along the Beach Road and Beaconsfield Parade corridor. 

 

Project update – June 2018

We’ve been trailing extended hours for truck curfews between Bay Street, Port Melbourne and Nepean Highway, Mordialloc on Saturdays between 6am and 1pm.

In mid-2017, we asked for your feedback on these truck curfews and the trial. In May 2018, we asked for your feedback again via a second online survey and we’re now reviewing the data.

Project background

The Beach Road and Beaconsfield Parade corridor serves as a popular route for all road users. This popularity is due to the nearby foreshore in the St Kilda and its accessibility to Port Melbourne areas, including Station Pier.

Information on existing truck curfew hours and trial hours can be found below:

  • Existing permanent truck curfews
    8pm – 6am, Monday to Friday
    1pm Saturday, all day Sunday, until 6am Monday

  • Extended truck curfew hours trial
    6am – 1pm, Saturday
    (This means that during the trial, truck curfews are in place from 8pm Friday, throughout the weekend, until 6am Monday.)

More about the trial 

What is it? 

After considering the community feedback from our traffic survey in May 2017, an extended truck curfew trial was implemented in November 2017.  

The curfew extension will cover the time between 6am and 1pm Saturday, time that previously allowed truck activity within the corridor. 

You can access a summary of the previous survey results - Beach Road truck curfew survey - community consultation report - August 2017 [PDF 881Kb]

How long is the trial running?

The trial of extended truck curfews will run between:

November 2017 to July 2018

Will I see any trucks during the curfew times?

Yes, you will continue to see trucks completing local deliveries and under other special circumstances during curfew periods.

As an important arterial road linking Port Melbourne to the south-east, the main function of the Beach Road corridor is to provide safe and efficient movement of people and freight, including trucks.

The curfew allows for trucks to use the corridor, for short distances, if they are making local deliveries during these times. 

This ensures businesses and the community located along this corridor can receive goods and services without impact during the curfew times.

How are we gathering data on the trial?

To help us gain a better understanding of how the existing curfews are working, a camera trial was introduced to monitor truck movements during curfews in the area. During this trial, we completed truck counts along the road between Port Melbourne and Black Rock.

  • The truck counts showed that while truck volumes are significantly lower during the curfew, there are still a number of trucks that need to use Beach Road during non-curfew times to make local deliveries.

We’re installing cameras again at selected intersections for two separate truck counts which will help us understand how the extended curfew trial affects truck movements along the corridor. 

  • VicRoads and Victoria Police will be monitoring curfew compliance and enforcing regulations during the trial period.

You can read more information about the truck counts here[PDF 173Kb] 

Talk to us

We’d like to thank you for your feedback on the truck curfew trial along the Beach Road and Beaconsfield Parade corridor. Hearing from you helps us to better understand how this route is used by the community as well as the trucking industry.

We want to bring a balance between community and industry needs to the area, and your feedback helps us to make it happen.

Our survey has closed 

What happens next?

A community reference group was established in 2017 to review how the curfews operate during the trial period between November 2017 and August 2018. 

After the trial period, we’ll review the traffic data, feedback from our next survey and from the community reference group.  

We will then carefully consider the results of the trial in mid-2018, before determining whether any permanent changes will be made to the current curfews. 

Contact us

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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