Making Mt Eliza and Mornington roads safer
Published on 17 July 2017
Mornington Peninsula Shire has recently awarded the tender for the three road safety improvement projects in Mt Eliza and Mornington to Gilmore Civil Pty Ltd.
The three projects are:
MAIN STREET/BARKLY STREET, MORNINGTON
Pedestrian safety improvements will be taking place at Barkly Street in Mornington through the installation of raised platform pedestrian crossings on the western and eastern sides of the Main Street roundabout.
This project is being funded by the federal government’s National Black Spot program as a result of a crash history involving pedestrians and cars. The Shire works with VicRoads and the federal government each year to bid for these types of projects.
BARKLY STREET/TANTI AVENUE, MORNINGTON
Road safety improvement works are to be undertaken on the existing roundabout at the intersection of Barkly Street and Tanti Avenue in Mornington. Works include modifications to the existing roundabout island to make it slightly larger as well as improved signage and line marking.
Again this project is being funded by the federal government’s National Black Spot program as a result of a crash history at the intersection.
WALKERS ROAD, MOUNT ELIZA
Works have started at Walkers Road in the vicinity of Mt Eliza North Primary School to reduce the occurrence of speeding and improve pedestrian safety. This will include the installation of two raised safety platforms as well as a pedestrian island at the intersection of Walkers Road and Moseley Drive. One of the platforms will be integrating with the existing school crossing.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb said “we are working hard on our towards zero municipality project. These three projects are a step forward in us achieving this vision”.
Briars Ward Councillor Sam Hearn said “we are determined to make the roads people rely on every day safer so our local community can enjoy their time walking or driving to their destination”.
Fellow Briars Ward Councillor Rosie Clark added “we are putting pedestrian safety first”.
It is anticipated that the construction works will take approximately two months to complete. The Shire apologises for any delays during this time.
PICTURE DETAILS: Mornington Peninsula Shire Briars Ward Councillor Rosie Clark with the Shire’s Acting Manager Infrastructure Strategy at the intersection of Barkly and Main Streets in Mornington.