Buckley Street Essendon Pedestrian Operated Signals

Works are scheduled to begin in early 2020 on the new pedestrian crossing on Buckley Street, in Essendon.

Project update

This project includes: 

  • Installing a pedestrian crossing on Buckley Street between Lorraine Street and Flower Street, Essendon. The crossing will run across the Buckley Street main carriageways and the service road.
  • Installing Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant crossings at the intersection of Buckley Street and Lincoln Road. 

During these works the impacts may include:

  • Reduced speed on Buckley Street to 40km/h during changed traffic conditions
  • Potential delays to traffic and pedestrian movements
  • Some dust and noise from construction

Our crews will be working during the off peak times of 9:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. If necessary, there may be some weekend work.

Project background

This project was announced as part of the $100 million Safer Cyclists and Pedestrian Fund within the $1 billion Safe System Road Infrastructure Program funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).  

Other improvements will include underground detectors on the Buckley Street service road to activate the signals allowing buses to exit which will improve traffic flow and reduce delays for passengers. Additionally, the new signals will be fitted with detectors which automatically extends or reduces the amount of green time for pedestrians to cross the street. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the project please contact the project Engineer Matthew Lakkis on 9313 1215 or email [email protected]  


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