Maribyrnong Road signalised pedestrian crossing, Ascot Vale

The Victorian Government is investing $1.4 million to improve the safety of bike riders, pedestrians, and road users of all abilities, through delivery of a new pedestrian operated crossing on Maribyrnong Road, Ascot Vale, near the intersection with Moore Street. 

This project is funded through the Walking and Cycling Stage 2 program; a $15.3 million active transport package to improve walking and cycling across Melbourne and local suburbs.

The signalised pedestrian crossing will make it easier and safer for people to walk or ride their bike across this busy road and access tram stops, schools and other local amenities.

Project details

As part of this important project, we will:

  • install a new signalised pedestrian crossing
  • install kerb outstands, pram ramps, and specific safety and accessibility improvements for pedestrians of varied abilities
  • upgrade and extend the centre median island on Moore Street to align with the new pedestrian crossing
  • create a dedicated left hand turn lane from Maribyrnong Road onto Moore Street to ensure safety of pedestrians at the signalised crossing
  • install additional signage
  • resurface the road at approach and departure side of the pedestrian crossing.

To accommodate the new crossing, Yarra Trams will:

  • relocate the eastbound tram stop 35 pole approximately 50 metres to the east, outside 74A Maribyrnong Road (Corandirk House).
  • remove the existing shelter on the eastbound side. Further design work will be carried out to determine if a new shelter can be installed at a future date.
  • relocate the westbound tram stop 35 approximately 5 metres to the west, outside 51 Maribyrnong Road.

Installation of the pedestrian crossing will require the removal of a tree on the nature strip, near 51 Maribyrnong Road, to allow for construction of the new pedestrian signal post.

In order to provide a safe environment for pedestrians, we’re removing two on-street car parking spaces that are in close proximity of the new pedestrian crossing (between 49 and 51 Maribyrnong Road).

Maribyrnong Road Pedestrian Operated Crossing map

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What’s Next?

Yarra Trams will be relocating the eastbound tram stop from 22 August 2022, with the work expected to take approximately 5 days. Their crews will work during the day from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

During the tram stop relocation works, you can expect:

  • temporary traffic lane closures near work sites and reduced speeds through the works area to keep crew and road users safe
  • minor delays to traffic travelling through the work site
  • noise levels will be mostly low-to-medium. Short periods of high level of noise are expected when the shelter footing and concrete is cut
  • pedestrian and residential access will be maintained throughout the area.

Construction of the pedestrian crossing is expected to start in early September 2022

Most works will be carried out during the day from 9:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. 

Asphalting and line marking will need to be completed at night when traffic volumes are at their lowest. These works will be completed over 3 nights from 6:30pm to 5:30am, Sunday to Thursday, subject to weather conditions.

We are expecting the day and night pedestrian crossing works to generate medium to high noise levels. We will be in touch with more detailed timings and impacts closer to the start of construction.

After the pedestrian crossing is installed, Yarra Trams will relocate the westbound tram stop. 

All works are expected to be completed by the end of November 2022.

We will keep you informed of further developments, and we thank you for your patience as we begin to deliver this important project.

Contact us

If you’d like further information on the project you can email us at [email protected].

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