Bolton Street upgrade, Eltham
We’re upgrading Bolton Street, on behalf of the Victorian Government, between Main Road and Bridge Street with a $10.5 million project to improve traffic flow, safety and accessibility.
Project update - April 2017
We've fine-tuned our plans and presented these to the community at the two recent drop-in information sessions in Eltham in March based on the initial feedback we received to these options. View the artists impressions of the designs below. We'll keep you updated as the project progresses.
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Grand Boulevard - at junction with Bolton St looking southwards [JPEG 135 Kb]
Main Road - Bolton St looking southwards across intersection [JPEG 130 Kb]
Bolton Street currently carries over 19,000 cars per day, far more than what it was designed to. As a key connector route for Eltham providing access to nearby residential estates, shopping and activity centre links to bus and train services.
The current street design needs to be upgraded to improve safety for all road users and to allow more people to use it in the future.
About the project
Key features will include:
- Permanent truck ban
- 50km/h speed limit
- Pedestrian operated signals near Grand Boulevard
- Centre median along Bolton Street
- Left turning lanes into side streets
- Left turn out-left turn in, and left and right-in vehicle access at Bolton Street/Grand Boulevard intersection
- Improved access to Sherbourne Road by extending two lanes further south on Bolton Street at Sherbourne Road/Bridge Street intersection
- Adding an additional left-turn slip lane, with traffic lights, from Bolton Street onto Main Road
You can view the concept design below.
Select this link or the image to view a larger version of the project design
The community has played an important role in helping to shape this project. In 2015, we held two local forums in Eltham which identified safety as one of the major concerns on Bolton Street.
In 2016, we returned to Eltham and presented two potential options to improve safety, traffic flow and accessibility. We also door-knocked residents and businesses on and around Bolton Street in December 2016 and January 2017.
What happens next?
Over the coming months, we will be advertising the tender for the project and undertaking environmental and traffic assessments ahead of the start of works in late 2017.
For more information about this project, please get in touch.
Email: [email protected]