There are currently two projects underway to investigate short to medium term options that can be implemented in the next two to four years to improve the operation of this corridor. These investigations aim to improve safety for all road users, help traffic flow, increase reliability of public transport and improve accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians along and across the entire Hoddle Street-Punt Road corridor.
Project one - Streamlining Hoddle Street
Streamlining Hoddle Street is part of the Victorian Government’s ‘Project 10,000’. The aim is to explore a range of innovative ideas to increase the movement of people who journey along and/or across Hoddle Street. The Victorian Government committed $60 million to
this and VicRoads is now investigating the best way to improve Hoddle Street for everyone.
These investigations include looking at the feasibility of ‘continuous flow intersections’ at key junctions along Hoddle Street.
Learn more about Streamlining Hoddle Street.
Project two - Punt Road Investigations
In conjunction with the Streamlining Hoddle Street investigations, the project team investigated short term road network changes to improve traffic movement within the existing road lanes for Punt Road.
As of Monday 29 August 2016 there will be clearways on Punt Road 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Three car parks will be constructed along Punt Road to compensate for the loss of on-street parking.
We’ll continue to review the operation of Punt Road and consider further improvement options. Learn more about the Punt Road Transport Investigations
Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay
As requested by the Victorian Government, VicRoads is also assisting with the review of the future need for the Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO) along the east side of Punt Road, south of the Yarra River between Alexandra Avenue and Union Street. The review is being undertaken by an independent Advisory Committee.
VicRoads is required to prepare a Background Report of the Public Acquisition Overlay and an Options Report.
The Advisory Committee will seek public submissions on these reports as part of its review.
To find out how to make a submission, to view the Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay Background Report and Options Report, visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
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