A MORE RELIABLE JOURNEY FOR HODDLE STREET
The Andrews Labor Government is making the daily commute for 330,000 motorists faster and more reliable, by upgrading four key intersections along Hoddle Street.
As part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17, the Labor Government has invested $58 million to deliver the first stage of the Streamlining Hoddle Street initiative.
The innovative project will improve travel times, boost safety and allow traffic to flow more efficiently along Hoddle Street by upgrading the intersections at Swan St, Brunton Ave, Johnston Street and the Eastern Freeway.
The initiative will use innovative infrastructure concepts and new transport technology to transform the way people use and move through Hoddle Street.
Continuous flow intersections will be used to manage high traffic volumes and allow more people to travel through a green light by changing the way right turn movements are made.
The Swan Street intersection will be the first intersection to be upgraded due to the high volume of vehicles, trams, buses, cyclists and pedestrians all competing for road space.
The intersection upgrades will be complimented by the trial of new transport technology, including CCTV monitoring of bus lanes, improvements to pedestrian crossings and new electronic signs to provide accurate time travel information, similar to those used on freeways.
Planning and pre-construction activities, including design and environmental investigations, are well underway, with construction expected to begin at the Swan Street intersection in mid-2017.
Quotes attributable to the Member for Richmond Richard Wynne
“Hoddle Street is heavily congested – and work can’t wait. We made a commitment to fixing it, and we’re getting it done.”
“Hoddle Street is a vital link and a key connection to the CBD; this upgrade will improve travel times and make it safer for pedestrians and motorists.”
“We’re using Intelligent Transport Systems to detect crashes and network management, and provide motorists with more accurate and reliable travel time information.”