Johnston Street improvements

We’re upgrading Johnston Street in Abbotsford near Clarke Street to improve access to the Abbotsford Convent and the Collingwood Children’s Farm.

Project update 

Planning is already underway with construction on the project expected to start from end of May 2018 with works expected to be completed by the end of September 2018.

Project background

Johnston Street in Abbotsford serves as the gateway to one of Melbourne’s most well known attractions, the Abbotsford Convent and the Collingwood Children’s Farm.

The convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct and home to more than 100 studios, galleries, a school, festivals, workshops and exhibitions and was visited by more than 600,000 people last year

The section of Johnston Street between Clarke Street and St Heliers Street is busy and carries more than 5000 vehicles per day and is particularly busy during the morning and afternoon peaks.

Project details

The Victorian Government is providing $2.9 million for the project which will include:

  • New traffic lights 
  • New pedestrian crossing
  • Improved street lighting

Project benefits

These traffic lights will provide a controlled intersection near Clarke Street which will improve traffic flow along Johnston Street and access to and from the convent and children’s farm.

Adding traffic lights will also improve safety for vehicles travelling in all directions and reduce the need for vehicles turning to or from Johnston Street to take unnecessary risks.

Related projects

Check out other projects in the area.

Bridge Road safety improvements

Queens Parade safety improvements

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