Bridge Road Safety Improvement Project

We’re improving safety along Bridge Road between Church Street and Yarra Boulevard in Richmond as part of  Towards Zero

More specifically, $100 million has been allocated to making roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Update

We are continuing to develop the project designs and will provide further updates once the project is underway.

Image of a map showing the Bridge Road safety improvement project area

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Overview

This $1.3 million project will improve pedestrian safety along Bridge Road by providing safer crossings and slowing down cars that are approaching the intersection.

Background

Bridge Road is a major thoroughfare for people commuting to and from the city, as well as a hot-spot for shopping and dining. It also neighbours the MCG, which attracts a huge number of spectators for sporting events.

In the five-year period between 2010 and 2015, there were 66 crashes along Bridge Road between Church St and Yarra Boulevard, with 19 people being seriously injured. 11 of those crashes involved pedestrians.

Details

The safety improvements we’re making include:

  • installing new raised pedestrian crossings at intersections between local roads and Bridge Road
  • upgrading street lighting around the pedestrian crossing at Coppin Street and Bridge Road
  • installing ‘Give Way to Pedestrians’ LED signs at intersections with traffic lights
  • applying a new green surface along bike lanes.

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.
Email: [email protected] 

Related projects

Check out other projects in the area.

Queens Parade safety improvements

Johnston Street safety improvements

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