High Street shopping strip speed change

We’re improving safety for vulnerable road users on the High Street shopping strip in Thomastown by extending the 40km/h speed zone.

This project is a part of Towards Zero - the Victorian Government’s plan for a future where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads.

High Street is a key arterial road connecting Upper Heidelberg Road and Epping Road, with a range of commercial and retail businesses. High Street shopping strip is a main thoroughfare for pedestrians utilising Thomastown train station to commute. 

Update - February 2020

We will be commencing work on High Street from February 2020, with works expected to be completed by April 2020.  

During works, you can expect to see:

  • Temporary single lane closures
  • Partial footpath closures 
  • A reduced speed limit for the safety of works and drivers
  • Some noise, dust and vibration 

Where possible we will keep disruptions to a minimum. Local access to properties and businesses will be maintained.

What is being done to improve safety? 

Pedestrians are among our most vulnerable road users, which is why we are making safety improvements across the state. 

From early 2020, we’ll be reducing the speed on High Street, Thomastown to 40km/h between 8am to 9pm seven days a week. There is a part time 40km/h school speed zone currently in place, servicing the Thomastown Primary School. This speed zone will now be extended, accompanied with new static and electronic speed limit signs throughout the area.

High Street Thomastown shopping strip speed change area

View a larger version of the High Street Shopping Strip map

Background

Improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians is important, because they are some of our most vulnerable road users. Creating safer roads and intersections for pedestrians and cyclists will help save lives and encourage people to use active modes of transport. When pedestrians and cyclists are involved in a crash with a vehicle, they’re at a higher risk of being severely injured or killed - that’s why we’re upgrading highly utilised pedestrian areas - such as High Street. 

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact our project team at [email protected].

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