Burwood Road & Camberwell Road safety improvements, Hawthorn

We’re making Burwood Road and Camberwell Road safer for all road users as part of the Road Safety Program, being delivered in partnership with the Australian Government and Victorian Government, resulting in safer, connected journeys in Victoria.   

About the project

We’re improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and all road users along Burwood Road and Camberwell Road to reduce trauma and save lives.

In the five years between December 2015 and December 2020, 48 crashes occurred along this stretch of road, with 13 involving pedestrians and 23 resulting in people suffering serious injuries.

To make the road environment safer for pedestrians, cyclists and all road users, we will be: 

  • introducing a safer speed limit of 40km/h from 7am to 7pm between the Church Street junction on Burwood Road to the Harold Street intersection on Camberwell Road. A 60km/h limit will be in place outside of these times.
  • installing electronic speed limit signs (ESLS) to ensure the speed change is clearly visible to motorists.

Burwood Road and Camberwell Road safety improvements Hawthorn map

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Construction information

Crews have commenced work install these upgrades, generally with workers on site between 9:30am and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. 

During works, there will be:

  • a lane closure in place, with traffic management to help drivers continue travelling in both directions
  • reduced speed limits to keep our crews safe

Due to the complex nature of the site there has some additional management of underground utility services, however it is expected that civil works will be completed by late November, 2022.

Please look out for our crews when travelling through this area and be mindful of any temporary safety signage.

Project background

This project is part of the Road Safety Program, being delivered in partnership with the Australian Government and the Victorian Government to deliver safer, connected journeys in Victoria, while supporting our economic recovery.

The Road Safety Program supports the fast roll-out of lifesaving road safety treatments on rural and regional roads and promotes greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, in urban areas.


These works will:

  • improve safety for vulnerable road users such as school children, shopping customers, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes, should they occur.

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]


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