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 update – January 2023

Works commenced on 16 January 2023 and are expected to be completed by late April 2023.

From Monday 30 January to Friday 3 February, crews will be working on extending the centre median island at Moore Street and installing a new kerb outstand. Works will be carried out between 9:30am and 4:00pm.

During this period, there will be changed traffic conditions at the intersection of Moore Street and Maribyrnong Road. Traffic management will be on site to help motorists enter and exit Moore Street.

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 have:

  • relocated the eastbound tram stop 35 pole approximately 50 metres to the east, outside 74A Maribyrnong Road (Corandirk House).
  • removed the existing shelter on the eastbound side. Underground utility services in the footpath mean we cannot install shelter and seating in the new stop location.

Once the pedestrian crossing is complete, Yarra Trams will 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 to expect during the works

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

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

During the works, you can expect:

  • Single lane closures on Maribyrnong Road (eastbound and westbound) near the work site and reduced speeds to keep our crews and road users safe.
  • During construction hours, no on-street parking on Maribyrnong Road (eastbound and westbound) within 150 metres of the work site.
  • Periods of medium to high noise levels when concrete is being cut and during resurfacing works.
  • During night works, changed traffic conditions will be in operation on Maribyrnong Road, with traffic management in place to help motorists travel through the area safely.
  • Route 82 tram services will continue normal service (inbound and outbound) during the works.

Pedestrian and residential access will be maintained throughout the works. If you’re travelling through the area, please keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions and allow extra time when planning your journey.

Once installed, you may notice the new traffic signals are not operational straight away. Please obey nearby static signs until power is connected by the local power authority and signals are switched on. 

We thank the community for their patience while we deliver this important safety project.

Contact us

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

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