Footscray Road, Docklands Speed Limit Change

We’re improving safety along Footscray Road by changing the permanent speed limit between Pearl River Road and Wurundjeri Way from 70km/h to 60km/h and reducing the speed limit to 40km/h during school times between Waterfront Way and Wurundjeri Way.

Project update - October 2021

Works will take place Friday, 8 October and Saturday, 9 October 2021.

What this means for you

Crews will be on site Friday, 8 October and Saturday, 9 October 2021, weather permitting. 

If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions, plan ahead and allow for extra travel time.

What we're doing

We’re installing static school speed zone and 60km/h signs to improve safety, with VMS boards onsite for two weeks to notify drivers and the community of the changed speed limit. 

Why we're doing it

Introducing safer speed limits creates safer roads for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, and reduces road trauma in communities across Victoria. 

The current 70km/h speed limit is deemed to be high risk and inappropriate for this section of Footscray Road, where younger pedestrians must walk on footpaths alongside the high-speed road with large volumes of traffic including heavy vehicles. Safety concerns have been raised by parents of children crossing Footscray Road and using the surrounding footpaths and shared paths to access Docklands Primary School. 

The changed speed limit will improve safety for school children and other vulnerable road users in the area.

By making sure the speed limit is right for the road, we can help prevent crashes from happening, and at the very least reduce their severity when they’re unavoidable.

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected] 

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