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 - March 2017

We'd like to thank those who attended our recent community information sessions in Eltham. Our team spoke with you about the proposed design option, listened to your feedback and answered any questions you had about the project. 

We'll shortly share our artist impressions with you, and will continue to give you updates as the project progresses. 

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Project details

Key timelines

Details When
Community sessions Provide information on the final design and discuss construction and traffic management
Early 2017
Request for tender Advertise tender to construction industry
Mid 2017
Award contract Award contract to the successful tender
Late 2017
Start of works Construction begins
Late 2017
End of works Upgraded Bolton Street is open to traffic
Mid 2018

Design option

Key features will include:

  • pedestrian lights near Grand Boulevard
  • 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.

Image of the Bolton St design plan

Select this link or the image to view a larger version of the project design

Project background

Bolton Street currently carries over 19,000 cars per day, far more than what it was designed to. 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.

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