Hopkins Street and Moore Street intersection safety improvements

We are improving safety at one of Footscray’s busiest intersections, with new crossings, stopping points and traffic lights being installed at Moore and Hopkins streets. 

The upgrade will make it safer and easier for pedestrians, truck drivers and motorists to use this important intersection, and follows the installation of interim safety measures at the site.

View before, interim works and after aerial view here 

View before, interim works and after street view here

Permanent upgrade works – to be completed by 2023

Final designs for the upgrade are currently being developed, and we expect to commence works later in 2022, weather permitting. Works are expected to be completed in 2023.

Our engineers have explored different measures that could be used at the intersection and considered each carefully to ensure get this upgrade right. 

The upgrade of the intersection will be carefully planned, taking into account a range of factors – such as road space, vital underground utilities and impacts on traffic flows. 

While this work is ongoing, we’ve identified low-cost measures that can be put in place immediately to improve safety for pedestrians and make drivers more aware of the crossing.

The permanent treatment will be completed by early 2023 to include the following:

Key scope items:

  • Removal of traffic island on the Northeast corner
  • Fully signalising the left-turn movement from the north leg (Moore Street)
  • Realignment of pedestrian crossings on north (Moore Street) and east legs (Hopkins Street)
  • Undergrounding of overhead electricity cables and removal of power poles across Hopkins Street

What to expect during works

Traffic management will be in place to minimise disruption and for the safety of the pedestrians and commuters. Details to be finalised closer to commencement.

When will the project be completed?

Main construction works are expected to start in 2022 and be completed in 2023.

More information

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

Email: [email protected]

Call:    13 11 71.

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