Raised intersections Thomastown and Epping

We’re raising high-risk intersection across Melbourne, starting with 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% on Victoria’s roads.

About a third of deaths on Victorian roads result from crashes at intersections.

As part of Towards Zero, high-risk intersections in metropolitan Melbourne are being raised to reduce the risk and severity of crashes.

Raised intersections act like gentle speed bumps, encouraging drivers to slow down as they cross through. 

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

About the Project

We’re raising high-risk intersections across Melbourne, with construction at the first phase of sites expected to commence  in February 2019 at the following locations:

  1. Epping – High and Cooper Streets
  2. Thomastown – Dalton Road and The Boulevard
  3. Thomastown – Dalton Road and Alexander Avenue
  4. Thomastown – High Street Shopping Centre (High and Spring Streets)
  5. Thomastown – High Street Shopping Centre (High and Station Streets)
  6. Thomastown – High Street Shopping Centre (High and Main Streets)
  7. 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]

 

Benefits

Intersections pose a significant risk on our road network. In Victoria, 28% of deaths and 41% of serious injuries occur at intersections.

We’re installing seven raised intersections across Thomastown and Epping to reduce the risk of serious and fatal crashes by up to 40%.

Raised intersections act like gentle speed bumps, encouraging drivers to slow down as they cross through. 

If vehicles enter intersections at slower speeds, they have more time to react if something unexpected happens. 

The speed you choose to travel at always determines how injured you, or someone else will be in the event of a crash. 

By slowing down, you significantly reduce the risk of causing serious injury or death in the event of a crash at an intersection.

 

Road Safety Improvements

At sites across Thomastown and Epping we’re installing:

  • Raised intersection platforms that act like gentle speed bumps
  • New line markings on the approach to these intersections, to alert drivers they’re approaching a raised platform and to slow down. 
  • Suggested speed limits, creating another reminder for road user to slow down. 

What happens next?

We’ll be visiting nearby residents and businesses at the raised intersection locations in Thomastown and Epping this December and January, to discuss the plans and what to expect during construction. 

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

 

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