It is proposed to install Raised Safety Platforms on Outlook Drive, Dandenong North, between Brady Road and Thames Street. This project is funded by the Federal Government’s Blackspot Program. The Blackspot program funds road safety measures in locations where there is a history of road crashes.
This section of Outlook Drive currently has no traffic management devices. This lack of devices, driver inattention and high vehicle speeds when entering from Brady Road have contributed to this trend of crashes, which has resulted in several serious accidents in recent years.
Th installation of raised safety platforms will reduce the chance of crashes occurring and improve safety for all road users. This project will also include the line marking of parking lanes along Outlook Drive to visually narrow the road and reduce speeds.
When will construction occur?
Constuction is expected to commence prior to the end of June 2023.
Nearby residents and impacted road users will be notified before the works commence so they can plan their travel accordingly.
How is this project being funded?
This project has been fully funded by the Federal Government through their Blackspot Program. The Blackspot program funds road safety measures in locations where there is a history of road crashes. Council obtained $139,840 or the project.
Where will the treatments be installed?
Line marking will be installed between the intersections along Outlook Drive between Brady Road and Thames Street.
Two raised safety platforms are proposed. One is located between Surrey Road and Somerset Drive. One is located between Oxford Court and Dorset Road.
How are the locations for the platforms chosen?
The locations for the raised safety platforms is carefully selected by road safety experts to ensure that they are as effective as possible in terms of reducing inappropriate speeds.
The location of the platforms also takes into account the location of nearby drainage and lighting.
Can Council chose different locations for the platforms?
No, the locations for the platforms are selected by independent road safety experts, and in order to obtain the funding, Council is only able to make minor changes to the designs at this stage.
Council is committed to providing road safety infrastructure at this location as part of its aim to significantly reduce road trauma on local roads within the municipality.
Who can I contact to discuss this project further?
Councils Transport Team can be contacted to discuss this project further. They can be contacted on 8571 1000, or at RoadSafety@cgd.vic.gov.au.