Tram Road - New Pedestrian Lights

We’re making it easier and safer for residents of Applewood Retirement Village and the local community to cross Tram Road to access nearby public transport facilities.  

Project Update - February 2021

Works will be starting on this important road upgrade Tuesday 9 March and are expected to be complete in May 2021. 

We’ll be working outside peak hours Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm, including some weekends to minimise traffic disruption. 

So we can resurface the road, we’ll need to work at night between 9pm and 5am. We’ll notify the community prior to any night works taking place. 

To keep everyone safe during construction, we will need to close lanes and introduce safer speeds. We will have traffic controllers on site to guide drivers and pedestrians through the work zone.

During works, access to Applewood Retirement Village and residential properties will be maintained at all times. 

Electronic message boards and traffic management will be on site to help motorists travel through the area safely.

Background

The Australian Government is investing $1 million to install new pedestrian lights on Tram Road between Eildon Street and Grand Boulevard in Doncaster, outside Applewood Retirement Village. 

The new pedestrian lights are being installed to ensure residents from Applewood Retirement Village and the local community can safely cross Tram Road to access nearby public transport facilities. 

Applewood Retirement Village and members of the local community have previously expressed their concerns with the intersection of Tram Road and Grand Boulevard, identifying a number of near misses as vehicles exit Grand Boulevard. 

About the project

As part of these works, we’ll be:

  • Installing a new pedestrian operated signal (POS) at Tram Road (between Eildon Street and Grand Boulevard);
  • Installing vehicle detector loops at both exit lanes of Grand Boulevard – along with bus detector loops at the intersection – which aims to improve safety for vehicles, by activating the POS; 
  • Completing asphalt resurfacing in the area of the new pedestrian crossing;
  • Removing two trees to make way for the works; and 
  • Improving line marking.

Get in touch

Email[email protected]

Call:     9881 8776

 

 

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