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.

The proposed works will be undertaken on Burgundy Street between Upper Heidelberg Road and Studley Road/Stradbroke Avenue.

Project update - February 2022

Our crews will be on site for eight weeks, starting the week of 28 February 2022. We will be working during the day from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Works are expected to be completed by the end of April 2022, subject to weather and crew availability.

Asphalting works will be done over 5 nights from 8pm to 6.30am. We will work closely with residents, businesses and hospitals in the area to minimise disruption during construction. 

We expect that these works will create a higher level of disruption and lane closures may be required. During these works, you can expect:

  • High noise levels – we’ll work towards minimising noise as much as possible.
  • Some vibrations and dust around work areas while we remove the existing layer of the road, lay new asphalt, and reinstate the road.
  • Periods where there may be restricted access to residential properties and businesses along Burgundy Street. We will contact affected property owners and work to maintain access.
  • Traffic management crews will be on site to help you move through the area.

During construction, we will maintain two lanes for vehicles travelling on Burgundy Street section between Upper Heidelberg Road and Studley Road/Stradbroke Avenue.

Emergency vehicles will be given priority access as they enter and leave the hospitals.

If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions, consider alternative routes to Burgundy Street and allow for extra travel time.

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:

  • Introduce a safer speed of 40km/h on Burgundy Street 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. 
  • Build continuous concrete footpaths on both sides of Burgundy Street. The footpaths will be fitted with pram ramps, tactile ground surface indicators and Disability Discrimination Act facilities to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians of varied 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.

Find out more

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

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