Raised intersections Thomastown and Epping

We’ve raised several high-risk intersections in Thomastown and Epping as part of Towards Zero.

Towards Zero is a plan to ensure no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads. The Victorian Government is investing $1.4 billion to achieve fewer than 200 deaths by 2020 and reduce serious injuries by 15 per cent on Victoria’s roads.

Intersections pose a significant risk on our road network. In Victoria, about a third of deaths and 41 per cent of serious injuries occur from crashes at intersections. 

To improve safety for drivers, riders and pedestrians, we’ve installed raised intersections at seven high-risk locations across Thomastown and Epping. Raised intersections act like gentle speed bumps, encouraging drivers to slow down as they cross through. 

By entering intersections at slower speeds, drivers have more time to react if something unexpected happens. This significantly reduces the risk of serious injury or death in the event of a crash. 

About the Project

We’ve raised seven high-risk intersections across Thomastown and Epping to reduce the risk of serious and fatal crashes by up to 40 per cent. Construction is now complete at the following locations:

  • Epping – High and Cooper Streets
  • Thomastown – Dalton Road and The Boulevard
  • Thomastown – Dalton Road and Alexander Avenue
  • Thomastown – High Street Shopping Centre (High and Spring Streets)
  • Thomastown – High Street Shopping Centre (High and Station Streets)
  • Thomastown – High Street Shopping Centre (High and Main Streets)
  • Thomastown – Spencer Street and Dalton Road 

Map showing the raised intersections in Thomastown and Epping

View a larger version of the Raised Ingtersections Thomastown and Epping [PDF 115Kb]

Project update 

Works commenced in February and were completed in August 2019. We would like to thank the community for their patience while we completed these important safety upgrades. 

Dalton Road, Spencer Street intersection

As part of this safety project, we’ve also installed new traffic lights at the Dalton Road and Spencer Street intersection. These new traffic lights will help control movement through the intersection, improving safety and traffic flow for drivers, riders and pedestrians travelling through the area. 

For traffic to move safely through the new intersection, vehicles can no longer turn right out of Parklands Drive onto Dalton Road. Traffic wishing to turn right onto Dalton Road will need to use Darebin Drive, or alternatively turn left onto Dalton Road and then U-turn to head north.

image showing a raised intersection in Thomastown and Epping  
 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the project, please contact: [email protected]

 

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