Blackburn Road and Wellington Road Intersection Safety Improvements

The Victorian and Australian Governments are delivering safety improvements at the intersection of Blackburn Road and Wellington Road in Clayton.

These improvements will make safer for all road users, including pedestrians at this busy intersection.

 

Project background

The Blackburn Road and Wellington Road intersection is identified as a high priority site as it is part of some of the busiest pedestrian precincts in Melbourne. It is a high-volume road that is a popular route for Victorians accessing major activity centres including Monash University in Clayton. 

In the last five years, there was one car crash and three pedestrian crashes reported on the Blackburn Road and Wellington Road intersection in Clayton. This busy intersection will be made safer thanks to the Australian and Victorian Government’s Pedestrian and Safer Schools Initiative which is funded through the Targeted Road Safety Works Program. 

The program builds on the Australian and Victorian Governments’ existing funding and initiatives to improve road safety in Victoria.

About the project

The Australian and Victorian Government has committed to undertake improvements at the intersection of Blackburn Road and Wellington Road in Clayton.  

To help alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety, we’ll be:

  • Installing a fully controlled right turn from Blackburn Road south approach into Wellington Road 
  • Installing new LED ‘Give Way to Pedestrians’ signs
  • Upgrading all existing signal lanterns to LED lanterns
  • Upgrading the existing traffic controller  
  • Installing bus detector loops in the bus lanes on both approaches on Wellington Road 

What you need to know

  • We’ll be starting works to upgrade this busy intersection in mid-May with works to be completed by the end of June. 
  • Our crews will be working Mondays to Fridays between 9.30am and 3.30pm. 
  • Access to schools, businesses and homes will be maintained at all times. 
  • You may come across some noise and dust near our work sites. 

To keep everyone safe during construction, we may need to close lanes and introduce safer speeds at different times. We will have traffic management on site to guide motorists travel through the area safely. 

Contact us

To ask a question about the project or find out further information, send us an email: [email protected] 

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