Improving safety along Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
In December 2016, we will begin a major project to improve safety for all road users along a 1.7 kilometre stretch Brunswick Street from Alexandra Parade to Victoria Parade.
The work will involve improvements at 15 intersections along this stretch of Brunswick Street, and is expected to take around seven months to complete. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum during this work.
The project is being funded through the Federal Government’s Black Spot program which aims to improve safety on Australian roads by funding measures to reduce the risk of crashes that cause major costs to Australians every year. By funding improvement measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the Black Spot program reduces the risk of crashes.
Visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx for further information on the Black Spot program.
Ninety-seven accidents were recorded at intersections on Brunswick Street (between Alexandra Parade and Victoria Parade) between 2010 and 2014.
Of these, 93 involved vulnerable road users including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.
Council has obtained $950,000 in Black Spot funding from the Federal Government to make these intersections safer for all road users.
- Raised treatments at pedestrian crossings at all 15 intersections
- Kerbs extensions at selected intersections
- Splitter island at the intersection of Brunswick and Moor streets
- Associated drainage works
Letters to local property owners
Property owners affected by the works will receive a letter with more information on the project prior to work starting.
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