New school speed zone and electronic speed limit signs on Mount Dandenong Road in Croydon

We’re making it safer for school kids, parents and teachers travelling to and from Ainslie Parklands Primary School, Sacred Heart Primary School and Melba College.

About the project

We’re introducing a new school speed zone on Mount Dandenong Road between Beaufort Road and Currong Grove in Croydon – a distance of approximately 600 metres. 

The speed will be reduced from 70km/h to 40km/h during school drop off times (8am – 9:30am) and pick up times (2:30pm – 4pm).

We’ll also be installing four new electronic speed limit signs to help ensure the speed change is clearly visible to motorists. The electronic speed limit signs will remind drivers that they are entering the school speed zone and they need to slow down to 40km/h.

New static signs will also be installed leading up to and throughout the area.

New school speed zone and electronic speed limit signs on Mount Dandenong Road in Croydon

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What you need to know

Signage installation works are expected to start on Thursday 17 June and be completed in July.

Crews will be working along Mount Dandenong Road in Croydon between 8am and 4pm, Mondays to Fridays.

During working hours, drivers may experience the following disruptions:

  • one lane closed at a time and reduced speed limits in place, for the safety of our crew.
During the construction period, you may notice the electronic signs we’ve installed are not operating. Please obey the speed limit displayed on the static signs, while we work to connect power onsite.

If you’re travelling through the area, look out for changed traffic conditions, plan-ahead and allow for an extra five minutes travel time. 

Project background

Mount Dandenong Road in Croydon between Beaufort Road and Currong Grove - will be made safer thanks to the Victorian Government and Australian Government’s Road Safety Program funding to reduce road trauma and save lives.

The program supports the fast roll-out of lifesaving road safety treatments on metropolitan and regional roads and promotes greater protection for vulnerable road users, like cyclists and pedestrians.

Pedestrians are completely exposed to the full force of a crash, making them some of the most vulnerable road users. 

In 2015, an average of 11% of deaths and serious injuries were from crashes involving pedestrians, that’s why we’re investing in road safety infrastructure to slow traffic and reduce the risk to pedestrians. 

Benefits

School speed zones are reduced-speed areas that operate near schools. They’re designed to keep kids safe by lowering the speed limit at peak times when children are travelling to and from school. 

Get in touch

Email: [email protected] 

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