Flemington Road Safety Improvements

The final stage of works to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians using Flemington Road will begin in February 2021.

Project update - February 2021

We’re working to make Flemington Road – already one of Melbourne’s important cycling corridors – even safer for cyclists, pedestrians, residents, and road users travelling through Parkville and North Melbourne. 

This project includes: 

  • Improving the Flemington Road and Harker Street intersection with enhanced crossing markings, upgraded signals and kerb separation to better protect cyclists from passing vehicles
  • Enhancing road markings to ensure greater distinction between bicycle and vehicle travel zones
  • Installing new bike lane markings near The Royal Children’s Hospital and at the Abbotsford Street intersection 
  • Linking existing crossings over Flemington Road, opposite The Royal Children's Hospital, to create a safe, continuous crossing over the tram tracks
  • Updating parking signs, ensuring cyclists can more safely cross Flemington Road, across the road from The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Installing tactile surfaces on the footpath, near the Harker Street and Flemington Road intersection, to provide kerb awareness and ensure the crossing is safer and accessible for everyone 
  • Allowing cyclists and pedestrians a ‘head start’ before vehicles enter the intersection of Flemington Road/Harker Street/Gatehouse Street and Flemington Road/Abbotsford Street.

During these works, impacts may include:

  • One lane closed in each direction between Harker/Gatehouse streets
  • Reduced speeds of 40km/h through the works area, to keep our crew and road users safe
  • Occasional overnight noise (minimised where possible)
  • Partially restricted driveway access – this will be brief and our traffic management team will ensure you are not unduly delayed.

Our crews will be working:

Works will commence in mid-February and - depending on the weather - take approximately two weeks to complete. 

Our working hours will be:

  • Monday to Thursday between 10pm and 5:30am
  • Sunday between 10pm and 5:30am
  • Some of our works may also take place during daylight hours.

Project background

Pedestrians and cyclists are vulnerable road users. Creating new signalling and line-markings will help save lives and encourage more people to safely cycle and walk where they need to go.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the project, please contact the project's Team Leader, Adrian Lim, on 0433 761 040 or email [email protected]

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