Blackburn Road and Wellington Road Intersection Safety Improvements

The Victorian and Australian Governments are delivering a major safety upgrade to the intersection of Blackburn Road and Wellington Road in Clayton.

We’re making it easier and safer for all road users, including pedestrians crossing the busy intersection.


Project background

The Blackburn Road and Wellington Road intersection is identified as a high priority site as it is one of the busiest pedestrian precincts in Melbourne with the Monash University Clayton Campus surrounding the intersection.

In the last five years, there was one car crash and three pedestrian crashes reported at 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 Australian and Victorian Government’s Targeted Road Safety Works Program was announced in June 2020 as part of the infrastructure stimulus package to deliver shovel-ready projects to help boost the economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

About the project

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

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

  • Installing fully controlled right turns 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 controllers  
  • Installing bus detector loops on bus lanes on both approaches on Wellington Road 

What you need to know

  • We’ll be starting works to upgrade this busy intersection mid-June with works to be completed by the end of July. 
  • Our crews will be working Mondays to Fridays between 9.30am and 3.00pm. 
  • 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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