Canterbury Road and Bedford Road intersection upgrade

The State Government has invested $1.6 million to upgrade the busy Canterbury Road and Bedford Road intersection to provide a safer environment for all road users. 

Community drop in session

Join us to view the designs to improve safety and traffic flow at the Canterbury Road and Bedford Road intersection.

When:  Thursday 24 October 2019, drop in anytime between 4:30pm and 6:30pm
Where: Eastwood Primary School, Alexandra Road, Ringwood East VIC 3135

Please enter the school through the main entrance on Alexandra Road. This event is open to everyone, please register your attendance to assist us with our planning. 

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Project Background

The Canterbury Road and Bedford Road intersection is a busy junction providing a key link between Heathmont and Ringwood. 

Each day, approximately 20,000 vehicles travel along Canterbury Road and 6,500 along Bedford Road, with per cent of these being heavy vehicles. 

This intersection has a history of serious casualty crashes, with many of these involving rear-end crashes from the Bedford Road left slip lane onto Canterbury Road. Over the 5-years to July 2018, there have been 6 crashes at this intersection, resulting in 5 people being seriously injured.

About the project

The safety upgrade will  improve visibility for drivers, reduce queueing and congestion, as well make it safer for pedestrians.

We’ll do this by: 

  • realigning the left turn slip lane from Bedford Road to Canterbury Road
  • extending the right turn lane on Canterbury Road into Bedford Road 
  • adding a dedicated left turn lane into Rawson Court, providing safer access for residents 
  • replacing the pedestrian crossing on the Bedford Road slip lane with a zebra crossing
  • improving signage and line marking. 

Works are planned to commence in mid-2020 and be completed early 2021. 

Contact us

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

Email: [email protected]

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