New crossing for boulevard


Melton council will soon begin work to install a new signalised crossing on Caroline Springs Boulevard.

A crossing between College and Lake Streets was recommended as part of a traffic study commissioned by council aimed at improving safety on the busy road.

The pedestrian crossing will improve accessibility and safety for the local community, connecting the retail precinct, with the library and nearby schools.

Works will include the installation of pedestrian operated signals, raised crossings, widening of footpaths to accommodate outdoor dining, installation of safety bollards, public lighting improvements and updated landscaping.

Melton council said more than 26,000 vehicles use Caroline Springs Boulevard every day.

This project aims to alleviate existing congestion and prepare for increased traffic that comes with residential and commercial growth in the area.

Construction activities will mainly occur during off-peak hours and at night, with measures in place to maintain access to the area.

Work will start in late May or early June and take three months to complete, weather permitting.

Melton mayor Kathy Majdlik said the new crossing will improve pedestrian safety by providing a secure way to cross Caroline Springs Boulevard.

“These improvements connect key areas of our busy community and reduces the risk of unsafe crossings in a high traffic area,” she said.

“We thank the community for their patience and will keep them updated as this important project progresses.”

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