Hopkins Street and Moore Street intersection safety improvements

As part of the Safer Roads Safer Pedestrians Program, in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), we’re improving safety at this busy Footscray intersection.

The upgrade will make it safer and easier for all road users to navigate the intersection and follows the installation of interim safety measures at this location.  

Project update - August 2023

All major construction work at the intersection is now complete. 

The new crossings are active, temporary line marking has been installed, and all footpaths have been reopened.

We would like to thank residents, businesses and drivers for their patience and understanding whilst we completed these important works.

What’s next

Street lighting will be upgraded as part of the project in late August / early September.

Crews will then return in late 2023 to asphalt the road surface and paint final line markings. These works require dry and temperate weather conditions. 

We’ll be in touch with more detailed timings and impacts closer to the start of these works.

About the project

As part of this project, we have:

  • removed the traffic island on Moore Street to create a single crossing
  • realigned the crossings on the north and north-east sides of the intersection
  • updated the pedestrian sequence on Moore Street to allow more time for pedestrians to cross safely
  • removed the slip lane on Moore Street and signalised the left turn from Moore Street to Hopkins Street
  • moved two key stop lines back from the intersection to provide more room for pedestrians and drivers
  • identified and relocated services
  • installed new traffic lights and tactile paving at the intersection
  • painted temporary line markings.

A safer speed on Moore Street

In addition to the safety improvements at the intersection, we have implemented a safer speed of 40km/h on Moore Street between Ballarat Road and Hopkins Street. The new speed limit was introduced on Thursday 27 April.

Hopkins Street and Moore Street intersection improvements

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The intersection observed a high volume of pedestrians who used the slip lane as a crossing to move from the north-east corner of the intersection to access local businesses, the Footscray Market, and Footscray Station.

The traffic island did not provide sufficient space if there were high volumes of pedestrians.

A number of pedestrian near misses were recorded as vehicles often approached the slip lane at high speeds.

Interim safety measures to improve pedestrian safety were completed in January 2022.

The following works were completed as part of the interim treatment:

  • installed a new LED ‘Watch for Pedestrians’ sign on Moore Street, north of the intersection
  • installed flexible bollards at the pedestrian waiting area on the north-east corner of the intersection
  • installed additional reflective pavement markers around the traffic island
  • signage and line marking improvements.
More information 

If you have further questions about the project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

Call:    13 11 70

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