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 $1.1 billion to implement Towards Zero, a plan to reduce Victoria’s road toll to fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15%.

The Towards Zero vision places a strong focus on making local and busy places safer for people whether they are travelling on two wheels or four, or by foot, to help save lives and prevent injuries.

Project Update

Works are scheduled to begin in April 2018 and are expected to be completed by mid 2018. We will provide further updates once the project is underway.

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Project background

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

In the five year period between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2015, there were 66 crashes along Bridge Road between Church St and Yarra Boulevard, with 19 people being seriously injured and 11 of those crashes involving pedestrians.

Road safety improvements

This $1.3 million project will improve pedestrian safety along Bridge Road by providing safer crossings and slowing cars approaching intersections.

Safety improvements include:

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

Contact us

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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