The Shire is undertaking a pedestrian safety improvement project (stage 2) in central Mount Eliza, which may cause some traffic disruptions. This project will be funded through Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) and Black Spot program. Stage 1 (Road Rehabilitation) works on Mount Eliza Way were completed early this year.
Stage 2 will be delivered in two phases (2A & 2B):
- Reduce speed limit on the Mt Eliza Way shopping strip from 50 to 40km/h
- Reduce speed limit on the Mt Eliza Way residential areas from 60 to 50 km/h
- Install painted 40km/h pavement marking within the shopping precinct
- Convert zebra crossings in shopping strip into raised pedestrian crossing/Wombat crossing
- Install flashing yellow pedestrian warning lights at the two pedestrian crossings
- Install electronic 40km/h speed limit signs in the Mount Eliza Way shopping strip
- Install pedestrian refuge island on Canadian Bay Road, between Mt Eliza Community Hall & unsealed overflow carpark.
Stage 2A works are scheduled to start on 17 October 2022 and will take up to 5 weeks to complete. Stage 2B works are scheduled to start in early February 2023. Please note, project time frame is subjected to weather and COVIDSafe guidelines. There will be some disruption to traffic and parking during the road works. However, efforts will be made to keep disruptions as low as possible. Works in the shopping precinct will be conducted during the day between 7am to 5pm by closing one lane. It is intended that property & business access will be maintained during these works.
information regarding Stage 2 will be provided before commencing works. Please
use the link to see the detailed project plan:
Detailed Project Plan.
What's happened so far?
The pedestrian safety improvement project is happening in two stages, with Stage 1 already complete.
Stage 1 involved road works on the following sections of Mount Eliza Way: