Point Nepean Road pedestrian improvements

We’re making Point Nepean Road safer for pedestrians and the local community thanks to the Australian Government’s $3 billion Road Safety Program, being delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government, resulting in safer, connected journeys in Victoria.   

Project update – November 2022

Civil works are now complete at all three sites on Point Nepean Road. 

Crews will be back on site from 4 December until the morning of 7 December to complete asphalting and line-marking. Works will be completed progressively across the three sites in Dromana, Rye and Sorrento.

To minimise traffic impacts, we will be working at night between 9pm and 5am. During working hours, you may notice low to medium noise levels and temporary speed limits and lane closures in place to keep our crews safe.

Please note that these dates a subject to change due to weather.

We are currently working with the power authority to arrange the switch on of the pedestrian crossings at the Rye and Sorrento sites after the asphalting and line-marking works are complete.

About the project

Point Nepean Road is a critical road link servicing key communities along the Mornington Peninsula. It provides access to beaches, businesses and residential properties close to the foreshore. We have heard that there are insufficient safe crossing locations along this road and the high vehicle and pedestrian volumes, particularly during holiday periods increasing safety risks. 

To improve safety, we’re installing pedestrian crossings on Point Nepean Rd in Dromana, Rye & Sorrento.

Community information sessions

We presented our designs to the community in June 2022 at two information sessions in Sorrento. Following these sessions we asked the community to provide feedback. Submissions have now closed, and we thank all members of the community who took the time provide feedback. Read the project update here [PDF 191 Kb].

What are we doing?

We’re installing a pedestrian operated crossing at Point Nepean Road near Tyrone Avenue in Rye, to give pedestrians a safe place to cross to access the beach and foreshore. 
The 3.5km section of Point Nepean Road between Saint Johns Wood Road and Dundas Street has two pedestrian refuges along the entire section, with no signalised crossings provided. 

Our project development team has conducted an assessment of the area, and this location has been chosen as a priority based on safety and accessibility. 

We’re installing a pedestrian refuge island at Point Nepean Road near Codrington Street in Dromana, to give pedestrians a safe place to cross to access the beach and foreshore. 

Our project development team has conducted an assessment of the area, and this location has been chosen as a priority based on safety and accessibility. 

We’re installing a pedestrian operated crossing at Point Nepean Road near Holyrood Avenue in Sorrento, to give pedestrians a safe place to cross to access the beach and foreshore. 

The 3.5km section of Point Nepean Road in Sorrento has two pedestrian refuges along the entire section, with no signalised crossings provided. Between 2016 to 2020, four serious crashes occurred along this section of road with two crashes occurring near Holyrood Avenue, and one resulting in serious injury. 

Our project development team has conducted an assessment of the area, and this location has been chosen as a priority based on safety and accessibility. 

Point Nepean Road near Holyrood Avenue

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Contact us

To find out more about this project email our project team at [email protected] 

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