Highbury Road pedestrian crossing, Burwood East

The Victorian Government is investing $870,000 to improve pedestrian and bike rider safety with a pedestrian operated signalised crossing on Highbury Road in Burwood East.

Project update - February 2023

Works are due to commence on 13 February 2023 and are expected to be completed by late March 2023.  

Crews will be working on the new pedestrian crossing and signals on Highbury Rd connecting the Heatherdale Pipe Reserve Trail. 

What to expect 

  • Crews will be on-site from 13 February 2023 and works are expected to be completed by late March 2023, weather permitting.
  • Day works will be carried out between 9:30am and 3:30pm on weekdays.
  • Some night works will take place in March. We’ll provide an update with expected construction impacts closer to the commencement of night works.
  • Where additional works are required to complete the project, we may need to work on weekdays and some weekends between 8:00am and 5:00pm. 
  • During asphalt works one lane of traffic will be closed while our crews work on the opposite side of the road.
  • There will be changed traffic conditions on Highbury Road and temporary speed reductions of 40km/h within the work zone. 
  • Traffic management will be on site to help motorists move through the area. 

Please note that the dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions.

We thank you for your patience while we complete these important safety improvements.

About the project

We’re making it safer for pedestrians and bike riders to use the Syndal – Heatherdale Pipe Reserve Trail by installing a signalised crossing over Highbury Road in Burwood East.

We’ll also be delivering improved lighting and drainage to keep pedestrians and bike riders safe when using the crossing.

Highbury Road Pedestrian Crossing map

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Project background

The Syndal – Heatherdale Pipe Reserve Trail is a shared user path that follows the Melbourne Water pipeline from High Street Road in Syndal to the Tally Ho Business Park in Burwood East.

The trail is an important link in Melbourne’s cycling network, connecting the Scotchmans Creek Trail, Gardiners Creek Trail, the Main Yarra Trail and the Box Hill – Ringwood Rail Trail. It is also an important cycling and walking route for students travelling to and from nearby schools.

There has been significant community interest to signalise the crossing at Highbury Road since the trail opened in 2020. 

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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