Pedestrian Safety Improvements on Burgundy Street, Heidelberg

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

What we’re doing

The Victorian Government is investing $2 million to improve the safety of pedestrians and road users on Burgundy Street, Heidelberg.

As part of this project, we will:  

  • Reduce the speed limit from 60km/h to 40km/h on the Burgundy Street section between Upper Heidelberg Road and Studley Road/ Stradbroke Avenue. 
  • Resurface the road and provide wide painted median strips for safer crossing for pedestrians and unrestricted access for emergency vehicles turning into the Austin, Mercy and Warringal Private hospitals. 
  • Provide continuous concrete footpaths on both sides of Burgundy Street. These footpaths will be fitted with ramps to improve accessibility for pedestrians of all abilities.
  • Install more lamp posts to ensure the footpaths are adequately lit. 
  • Install a ‘Give Way to Pedestrians’ LED sign on the intersection of Burgundy Street and Studley Road to promote safer crossing for all road users.
  • Install footpath way-finding stickers to guide pedestrians to appropriate hospital entrances.

When to expect us

The footpath and road upgrades will begin in October 2021.  

We’ll provide you with further information about construction prior to start of works. 

Drivers are encouraged to be extra vigilant and look out for other road users especially during construction times.

Find out more

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

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