Caroline Springs Signalised Pedestrian Crossing

We are installing a signalised crossing to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians along Caroline Springs Boulevard, between College Street and Lake Street.

A traffic study commissioned by Council recommended several improvements that address current and future traffic demands while maintaining road safety on Caroline Springs Boulevard. Caroline Springs Boulevard sees approximately 26,000 vehicles travel on this road per day. A signalised crossing provides a secure way for pedestrians to cross between the school and library to the retail precinct.

This project aims to alleviate existing congestion and prepare for future traffic increases with upgraded infrastructure, ensuring smoother and more efficient travel through the area.

Works will include:

  • the installation of pedestrian operated signals,
  • raised pedestrian crossings,
  • extension of footpaths to accommodate outdoor dining spaces permanently
  • public lighting enhancements and
  • landscaping to improve both functionality and local amenity.

We are committed to minimising disruption to the community. Construction activities will primarily occur during off-peak hours and at night, with measures in place to maintain accessibility throughout the area.

While there will be some temporary inconvenience due to construction and the removal of outdoor dining areas, these are necessary steps towards long-term improvements in road safety, traffic management, and public spaces.

This project is part of a broader strategy to enhance our city's infrastructure, ensuring it meets the needs of our growing community and improves quality of life for all residents.

July update 

Caroline Springs Boulevard Signalised Pedestrian crossing works are progressing well. 

For the month of July, works such as concrete pouring of footpaths, raised pedestrian crossings and asphalt wearing course are planned to take place.

Due to the low overnight temperatures during winter, day works have been scheduled on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 July to carry out the asphalt wearing course portion of the works. Completing these works during the day will ensure are better quality end product and finish.

June update

Works commenced on Tuesday 11 June 2024 and will take approximately 3 months, weather permitting.

These works will include:

  • Removal of barriers and temporary dining structures along Caroline Springs Boulevard
  • Installation of raised pedestrian crossings, signals and public lighting
  • Widening of the footpath and installation of safety bollards on the shop side of Caroline Springs Boulevard
  • Relocation of underground utilities
  • New road surface, line marking and landscaping

 

In order to minimise impacts to local traders and schools, the majority of works will take place at night between the hours of 8pm and 5am, Monday to Friday.  There will be times where activities such as working around trees or services will need to take place between 9.30am and 2.30pm when traffic volumes are lower.

Traffic and pedestrian detours will be in place during this time.  Please take care around the worksite and follow directions from traffic controllers and signage at all times.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 9747 7200 or via email: capitaldeliveryenquiries@melton.vic.gov.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Council installing a signalised pedestrian crossing on Caroline Springs Boulevard?

The new crossing is designed to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility by providing a secure way to cross Caroline Springs Boulevard. It connects key areas like the retail precinct, the library and educational zones, reducing the risk of unsafe crossings in a high-traffic area. 

When will construction begin, and how long will it take?

Construction is scheduled to start in late May to early June 2024 and is expected to take approximately three months to complete, weather permitting. We will communicate construction updates to keep the community informed. 

What are the benefits of the new pedestrian crossing?

The signalised crossing enhances safety for pedestrians by providing a designated crossing point between College Street and Lake Street, reducing the risk of jaywalking and unsafe road crossings. It also improves accessibility to schools, shopping centres and other key locations. 

Will there be any impact on public transport during construction?

No, there are no anticipated impacts to public transport routes during these works. However, if there are any changes to bus routes or schedules this will be communicated in advance. 

How long will it take to build the signalised pedestrian crossing?

Construction is scheduled to commence from late May to early June 2024 for approximately three months. The timeline is designed to minimise disruption to the community and local businesses. 

Will there be any road closures?

Yes, temporary road, lane, footpath and bicycle lane closures will be necessary. However, these closures will be carefully managed to occur during off-peak hours and at night to minimise inconvenience. 

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