We’re pleased to start work on a pedestrian safety improvement project in Mount Eliza. This is thanks to an $800,000 Local Roads and Community Infrastructure grant (LRCI) and a $1.027 million grant through the Black Spot program. The works will happen in two stages:

Stage 1 involves road works on the following sections of Mount Eliza Way:

  • About 120m along the shopping strip (see Fig 1), between two zebra crossings
  • About 200m between Wimborne Avenue roundabout and Nepean Highway (see Fig 2).

Stage 2 involves the following works in the Mount Eliza Way/Canadian Bay shopping precinct:

  • Reducing the speed limit in the shopping precinct from 50 to 40km/h
  • Reducing the speed limit in the residential areas from 60 to 50km/h
  • Installing electronic 40km/h speed limit signs
  • Installing painted 40km/h pavement markings
  • Changing zebra crossings into raised pedestrian crossings
  • Installing flashing yellow pedestrian warning lights at the two pedestrian crossings
  • Installing a pedestrian refuge island on Canadian Bay Road, between Mount Eliza Community Hall and the overflow carpark.

Stage 1A and Stage 1B are scheduled to start on 28 March 2022 and 26 April 2022 respectively and will take up to 2 weeks to complete (subjected to weather and COVIDSafe guidelines). There will be some disruption to traffic during the road works. Works in the shopping precinct (see Fig 1) will be conducted during the night and the road will be open during the day with some traffic management still in place to minimize impacts to businesses etc. Some parking spaces within the shopping strip and unsealed car park (opposite the Mt Eliza Community Hall) will be unavailable for the public during this road reconstruction work (see attached image). Works south of the Wimborne Ave roundabout (see Fig 2) will be conducted during the day by closing one lane. However, work will be scheduled to avoid school drop off and pick up hours when traffic is higher in this area.

More information regarding Stage 2 will be provided before commencing works. Please use the link to see the detailed project plan: Detailed Project Plan