Pedestrian crossing upgrade: Burwood Road

We’re making it safer for pedestrians to cross Burwood Road between Morang Road and Elgin Street in Hawthorn.

Project Background

The Victorian and Australian Governments are jointly funding the $230,000 investment to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing and signals on Burwood Road between Morang Road and Elgin Street in Hawthorn.

By undertaking this important upgrade to the traffic signals at the pedestrian crossing, we’ll be making it easier and safer for everyone to access local shops and public transport facilities. 

About the project

As part of these works, we’ll be:

  • installing additional traffic lanterns; 
  • upgrading existing signal lanterns to LED lanterns; 
  • upgrading the traffic controller unit; 
  • upgrading the crossing to include tactile ground surface indicators to make it safer for vision impaired people;  
  • relocating a tram totem pole; and 
  • relocating the existing wooden bench. 

What you need to know

Works will be starting on these important safety improvements in mid-April and will be completed in May 2021.

Our crews will be working Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm, including some weekends. To minimise traffic impacts, we’ll only be closing lanes outside peak periods between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm.

There will be some night works, but we’ll notify the community prior to these taking place.

To keep everyone safe during construction, we will need to close lanes and introduce safer speeds. Electronic message boards and traffic controllers will be on site to help motorists travel through the area safely.

Pedestrians will be able to move through the area safely with access to local shops maintained at all times. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the project, please contact the project engineer, Michael Chee, on 9881 8996 or email [email protected]

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