Racecourse Road, Flemington Safety Improvements

We’re improving safety along Racecourse Road in Flemington as part of Towards Zero. The State Government is investing $1.1 billion into Towards Zero, a plan to reduce Victoria’s road toll to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15% on Victoria.

More specifically, $100 million is being allocated to making roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Project update - April 2018

Construction is underway, with crews working on Racecourse Road, Clarence Street, Newmarket Street, Rankins Road, Wellington Street and Nottingham Street during April 2018.

The crew will then commencework on Bellair Street, Pin Oak Crescent and Eastwood Street as well as widen the pedestrian crossings along the Racecourse Road Shopping Strip.

We are also widening the bike lane on Racecourse Road from Monday 23 April. The road will be reduced to one lane at times during the works, which will run for about a week between 8pm and 5am.

Clarence Street & Market Street

To minimise traffic disruption, our crew will be working between 7pm and 3:30am, and 9.30am and 3.30pm on week days. During construction, you may experience the following impacts:

  • Some dust, noise and vibration
  • Speed restrictions around construction areas
  • No access to Clarence Street from Racecourse Road at times during works, with alternative access available via Marshall Street
  • No access to Newmarket Street from Racecourse Road at times during works, with alternative access available via Edinburgh Street

Rankins Road, Wellington Street & Nottingham Street

Our crew will be working between 9:30am and 3:30pm and 8pm and 5am on week days. During construction, you may experience the following impacts:

  • Some dust, noise and vibration
  • Speed restrictions around construction areas
  • No access to Rankins Road from Racecourse Road at times during works, with alternative access available via Parsons Street
  • No access to Wellington Street from Racecourse Road at times during works, with alternative access available via Hill Street
  • No access to Nottingham Street from Racecourse Road at times during works, with alternative access available via Rankins Road and Lambert Street

Bellair Street, Pin Oak Crescent & Eastwood Street

Our crew will be working between 9:30am and 3:30pm and 8pm and 5am on week days. During construction you may experience the following impacts:

  • some dust, noise and vibration
  • speed restrictions around construction areas
  • no access to Bellair Street from Racecourse Road at times during works, with alternative access available via Coote Street
  • no access to Pin Oak Crescent from Racecourse Road at times during works, with alternative access available via Norwood Street
  • no access to Eastwood Street from Racecourse Road at times during works, with alternative access available via Parsons Street

We’ll have traffic controllers onsite during works to ensure you’ll always be able to access your home or business.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work towards making your local streets safer.

Please refer to the below map for all the planned Racecourse Road safety improvements.

Image showing a map of the Racecourse Road safety improvementsa

View a larger version of the Racecourse Road safety improvements 

The entire works on Racecourse Road is expected to be complete by June 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please email us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Project background

Racecourse Road links Geelong Road with CityLink and the CBD.  It also connects to Melbourne hotspots like Flemington Racecourse, local shopping centres and public transport, and is a popular area for cyclists and pedestrians.

Around 33,000 cars and other vehicles drive along Racecourse Road every day, particularly the section between Smithfield Road and Victoria Street. 

From 2011-2016, there were 18 crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists on this stretch of road. From these crashes, one person tragically lost their life, and seven people were left seriously injured.

Road safety improvements

The safety improvements we’re making include:

  • Installing pedestrian lights
  • Widening and resurfacing of pedestrian crossing and installation of LED give way to pedestrian signs
  • Widening and resurfacing of pedestrian crossing
  • Installing LED give way signs to allow pedestrians to cross safely
  • Installing a high friction surface that will allow vehicles to slow down quicker if and when required
  • Widening of underpass lane for cyclists
  • Widening of bike lane
  • Installing electronic speed signs (40km/h)
  • Installing raised safety platformsInstalling a green surface to clearly identify the bike lane
  • Updating road line-markings

Contact us

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email:  [email protected]

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