Burwood Village speed change

Funded by the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, we’re reducing the speed limit along Toorak Road / Burwood Highway between Charles Street and Scott Grove near Burwood Village, to improve safety for road users, pedestrians and tram passengers.

What is the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program?

The Safe System Road Infrastructure Program (SSRIP) is a $1.4 billion investment in road safety improvements funded through the Transport Accident Commission and delivered by VicRoads. As part of Towards Zero, the program aims to ensure no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

Project background

Burwood Village is a vibrant community hub with access to shops and public transport. From mid-2012 to mid-2017, there were 24 reported crashes along Burwood Highway between Charles Street and Scott Grove - four resulting in serious injury and half involving pedestrians.

About the project

From late December 2019, we’ll be reducing the speed limit between Charles Street and Scott Grove from 60km/h to 40km/h; between 7am - 8pm. 

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There will be new static and electronic speed limit signs leading up to and throughout the area, which will be installed from late October - late December.

During works, there will be temporary lane and footpath closures. Access to properties and shops will be maintained at all times.

Thank you for your patience while we introduce a safer speed to the Burwood Village shopping strip. Where it’s possible, we’ll try to keep our impact on traffic flow to a minimum.

Project benefits

  • Improve safety for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists
  • Reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes, should they occur 

 

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