Road improvements to Braybrook (south)

Published on 12 July 2021

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Braybrook roads will become safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers with a range of engineering and traffic management treatments set to be rolled out over the coming years.

Treatments will include pedestrian and cycling infrastructure enhancements such as footpaths, crossings and cycling paths, and traffic calming measures such as speed humps and textured road surface treatments to help improve safety, access and amenity, and encourage walking and cycling in the area.

This is following the completion of a Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study in Braybrook (south), where Council gathered feedback from the community and undertook site inspections, traffic surveys and data analysis to understand traffic concerns and issues in Braybrook (south).

The result of the study is a Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) Plan, which includes a range of traffic management treatments, including:

  • Future cycling infrastructure improvements along South Road, Darnley Street and Melon Street, such as improvements to current cycling lanes and the installation of new on and off road cycling lanes.

  • The installation of signalised pedestrian crossings on South Road and Churchill Avenue to improve pedestrian safety when crossing the road.

  • The installation of raised pedestrian and bicycle crossings at the roundabouts on Churchill Avenue to support pedestrian and cyclist safety when crossing the road.

  • The installation of traffic calming devices such as speed humps on various streets throughout Braybrook (south) to reduce vehicle speeds on local streets and enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety.

  • Threshold treatments, such as textured road surface treatments, to alert drivers to changed road conditions at a number of side streets along Duke Street and Ashley Street.

  • Investigation of future intersection improvements on South Road with Beachley and Darnley Streets.

  • Investigation of changes to the intersection of South Road and Melon Street as part of future projects identified in the Council’s Bicycle Strategy 2020-2030.

The Plan also includes suggested treatments on roads managed by VicRoads and the Department of Transport, such as pedestrian safety improvements along Ashley Street, proposed on-road bicycle lane on Ashley Street between Churchill Avenue and Marsden Parade, and proposed speed limit reduction to 50 km/h on South Road and Churchill Avenue. Council will advocate to VicRoads and the Department of Transport for the implementation of these treatments.

The recommendations in the Braybrook (south) LATM Plan will be considered in future Capital Works Programs for implementation in the coming years. Full implementation of the LATM plan typically takes three to five years.

Council endorsed the LATM project in 2017 and conducts annual LATM studies to identify existing traffic and road safety issues and develop recommendations to improve safety, access and amenity, deter through traffic, and encourage walking and cycling. The upcoming 2021/2022 LATM Study will be conducted in Braybrook North and Maidstone.

For more information about the annual LATM Plans, visit the website: www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/LATM

Message from the Mayor, Cr Michael Clarke

Ensuring our roads and road networks are safe, accessible and meet the needs of the community is a priority for Council, which is why each year we undertake a LATM study.

These studies allow us to identify existing traffic and road safety issues in the area, and guide Council to ensure future transport planning and infrastructure will meet the needs of our diverse and growing community in the years to come.

Maribyrnong News

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