Pedestrian Safety Improvements on Burgundy Street, Heidelberg

The Victorian Government has invested $2 million to improve pedestrian and road user safety on Burgundy Street, Heidelberg.

Project update - June 2022

We have completed safety improvement works on Burgundy Street between Upper Heidelberg Road and the Studley Road/Stradbroke Avenue intersection – outside the Austin, Mercy and Warringal hospitals. 

This upgrade has made it safer and easier for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to access local services, providing unrestricted access for ambulances turning in and out of the hospitals.

We also plan to improve lighting. We’ll let you know when these works are scheduled to start. 

About the project

As part of this project, we have:

  • Introduced a safer speed of 40km/h on Burgundy Street between Upper Heidelberg Road and Studley Road/Stradbroke Avenue. 
  • Resurfaced the road and provided wide painted median strips to make crossing safer for pedestrians, and allowed for unrestricted access for emergency vehicles turning into the Austin, Mercy and Warringal Private hospitals. 
  • Built continuous concrete footpaths on both sides of Burgundy Street: the footpaths are fitted with pram ramps, tactile ground surface indicators and Disability Discrimination Act facilities to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians of varied abilities. 
  • Installed more lamp posts to ensure the footpaths are adequately lit. 
  • Installed a ‘Give Way to Pedestrians’ LED sign on the intersection of Burgundy Street and Studley Road to promote safer crossing for all road users.
  • Installed footpath way-finding stickers to guide pedestrians to appropriate hospital entrances.
Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about this project, contact us by email at [email protected]

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