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. The State Government is investing $1.4 billion to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injury by 15% on Victoria’s roads.

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


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

Select this link to view a larger version of the Bridge Road map [PDF 672 Kb]


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.


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.


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.

Johnston Street safety improvements

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