We are currently testing how changing the configuration around signalled junctions can improve safety, reliability and overall throughput on the network.
This includes options such as using Bluetooth to prioritise higher capacity public transport and adjusting parking boundaries and lane markings to provide greater clearance at intersections.
We will install CCTV cameras, on-road detection systems and obstructed intersection detection technology to quickly identify and clear incidents.
We’re trialling dynamic pedestrian crossings which can determine the number of people waiting to cross and give them enough time to cross safely. Conversely, at times of the day when there are fewer pedestrians, lights will change for shorter periods, so we don’t unnecessarily delay traffic flow. This will make a big difference to safety and congestion in school zones and business districts.
Intersection upgrades will be delivered across Melbourne, including:
- South Gippsland Highway, Lynbrook Boulevard to Dandenong Bypass;
- Racecourse Road, Kensington;
- Cardinia Road and Henry Road intersection, Pakenham;
- Melton Highway, Sunshine Avenue and Old Calder Highway intersection, Melton;
- Mickleham Road and Aitken College intersection, Greenvale;
- Point Cook Road and Sneydes Road intersection, Point Cook;
- Albert Avenue and Mountain Highway intersection, Boronia; and
- Ryans Road and Wattletree Road, and Ryans Road and Wallowa Road intersection in Eltham North.