Creating a safer and more efficient pedestrian network for Sorrento

Published on 17 January 2019

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Mornington Peninsula Shire will soon commence the construction of a new footpath and road upgrade in Coppin Road, Sorrento. 

The $900,000 project is being jointly funded through Council’s Capital Works Program ($280,000), the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program ($450,000) and property owners through a Special Charge Scheme ($170,000).

The Coppin Road footpath and road project in Sorrento will link to existing footpaths on Melbourne Road, Kerferd Avenue, Constitution Hill Road and Point Nepean Road.

It will provide safer pedestrian access to two primary schools, a church, several bus stops, shops, cafes and the beach, completing several footpath loops that currently end on Coppin Road or Point Nepean Road.

Other features associated with the project include:

  • improved bus stop waiting areas
  • pedestrian refuge crossing on Melbourne Road
  • raised platforms for traffic calming.

Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser said ensuring local roads and pedestrian paths are maintained to a high standard is an important Shire function – this is part of Council’s ongoing commitment to creating a safe and effective road and pathway network for our community.

“Coppin Road was identified as an outcome of the Footpath Construction Strategy, which aims to ensure pathway construction projects are undertaken in a strategic manner, focusing on key criteria including pedestrian safety, environmental impacts, social impacts and economic impacts”.

“This project will be benefitting residents, businesses and visitors – the Sorrento community is looking forward to seeing this project come to fruition”.

It is anticipated that construction works will commence in March 2019 and take approximately four months to complete.