Rosanna Road Safety Improvement Project

The Victorian Government has invested $3.12m to deliver a safer and more reliable Rosanna Road in Heidelberg.

Rosanna Road is one of the busiest corridors in Melbourne’s growing north-east. These improvements will support the thousands of local residents who rely on this vital corridor each day. 

Update - January 2020 

Works to construct new traffic lights at the St James Road and Rosanna Road intersection are underway. Crews will be working between 7.00pm and 5.00am Monday to Thursday nights and 7pm to 5am on Sunday nights. 

During works, you can expect to see: 

  • Single lane closures in each direction on Rosanna Road between Station Road and Brown Street 
  • A reduced speed limit of 40km/h through work sites
  • Some noise and vibration during work, including at night 
  • Restricted parking on Rosanna Road and St James Road. 

Construction is expected to be complete by early April 2020. 

We will maintain residential and pedestrian access through the area at all times. We will remove the existing pedestrian crossing on Rosanna Road near St James Road once the new traffic lights are operational.

We have recently finished the construction of new pedestrian operated signals at Brown Street. We are working with the power authority to connect  power supply to the signals. 

About the project

This project will deliver:

  • A safer Rosanna Road between Banksia Street and Brown Street, with 40km/h time based speed reductions, supporting access to nearby schools and shopping precincts (this speed will be in place from 7am-7pm, with electronic speed limit signs)
  • New pedestrian operated crossings near Brown Street and Yarra Street to provide safe places for you to cross Rosanna Road
  • New traffic lights at the intersection of Rosanna Road and St James Road to improve safer traffic movements at this intersection.

View a map of the safety improvements along Rosanna Road Heidelberg. As we complete these works, traffic conditions will change, so plan ahead and allow extra travel time. 

Project background

In 2016 and 2017, we introduced the following road safety improvements on Rosanna Road:

  • Right hand signals at the Banksia Street, Burgundy Street and Darebin Street intersections
  • Upgraded pedestrian crossing facilities
  • Traffic dividers at Rosanna Road and Yarra Street
  • Traffic lights at the Rosanna Road and Darebin Street intersection as well as the Rosanna Road and Banyule Road intersection
  • Line markings repainted at bus stops.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact our Project Engineer at [email protected].

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