Buckley Street Pedestrian Operated Crossing, Essendon

We’re installing Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant crossings at the intersection on Buckley Street, Essendon.

Project update - March 2021

We will soon commence works on installing a pedestrian crossing on Buckley Street between Cliff Street and Violet Street.

During these safety works, you can expect:

  • Reduced speeds through the works area to keep our crew and road users safe 
  • Minor delays to traffic travelling through the work site
  • Possible noise and dust from works
  • Restricted parking on Buckley Street through the works area
  • Signed detours for cyclists and pedestrians will be in place as required 

We will be removing three on-street car parking spaces on Buckley Street to provide this important safety upgrade. However, we will be offsetting the removal by adding two new car parking spaces on the north side of Buckley Street, out the front of Essendon Eye Clinic and Laser Centre.

Pedestrian and residential access will be maintained throughout the area. If access is blocked for any reason, we’ll have traffic management crews on site to help.

If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions, plan ahead and allow an extra 10 minutes travel time.

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).  

The new signals will be fitted with detectors which automatically extends or reduces the amount of green time, depending on how long it takes for the pedestrians to safely cross the street. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]   

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