Heatherton Road Pedestrian Lights

The Victorian and Australian Governments are delivering a major safety upgrade on Heatherton Road in Dandenong. 

Project update - August 2021

Works are progressing well to install the new pedestrian lights on Heatherton Road outside Emerson School in Dandenong. 

The remaining works include asphalt re-sheeting, line marking and minor civil works with most of these works to be completed at night. 

Once power is connected to the site, the lights will be switched on and fully operational. We anticipate this will occur mid-September. 

Project background

New pedestrian lights are being installed on Heatherton Road between Watson Street and Fisher Crescent. There will also be other safety works undertaken, including line marking and improving public lighting.

The works will greatly assist students from Emerson School, and other members of the community including parents, to cross busy Heatherton Road and have easier access in and out of the school. 

About the works

From mid-April through to July 2021, our crews will be working Monday to Friday from 9am - 3pm, including some weekend and night work to minimise traffic disruption. 

To keep our workers safe, we may need to close a lane at different times and safer speeds will be introduced through the work zone. 

Electronic message boards and traffic controllers will be on-site to support road users and the public as they travel through the area. 

Project scope

As part of these works, we’ll be:

  • Installing new pedestrian lights on Heatherton Road between Watson Street and Fisher Crescent
  • Installing ‘Keep Clear’ road marking at the entry to the Emerson School carpark and the Watson Street entry point
  • Installing a detector loop in the school driveway
  • Installing ‘No Stopping’ area signs within the limits of the pedestrian lights 
  • Installing/Upgrading public lighting

Get in touch

Email:  [email protected]

Call:     9881 8004

This project is considered a critical infrastructure project and will continue during current COVID restrictions. Critical infrastructure projects include safety and maintenance works on roads and public transport, and road safety projects that maintain critical safe operations on the road network. To ensure the safety of all workers and the community, all construction and maintenance work undertaken during these restrictions will operate under a COVID Safe plan.

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