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. 

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 6 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 
  • widening the width of the right turn lane on Bedford Road 
  • installing new turn lines 
  • improving traffic signal sequencing at the intersection 
  • installing a fully controlled right turn on the traffic light from Canterbury Road onto Aringa Court 
  • improving signage and line marking.  

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

Map showing Canterbury Rd and Bedford Rd intersection - smaller version 

View a larger version of the Canterbury Road and Bedford Road intersection map [PNG 141Kb]

Contact us

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

Email: [email protected]

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