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06 Dec 2019

Safety Boost for Drivers in South Yarra

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting safety for drivers on Alexandra Avenue in South Yarra by installing a new traffic island at the intersection with Dobson Street.

The changes have addressed issues found in a recent traffic review, which found most crashes at the intersection were caused by drivers turning right onto Alexandra Avenue.

Dobson Street is often used by drivers travelling onto Alexandra Avenue from Punt Road.

Pedestrian improvements have also been completed as part of the project, with a pedestrian crossing point added at the concrete median to provide a safer passage.

In the five-year period ending 30 June 2018, there were seven crashes at this intersection resulting in seven people injured.

More than 14,000 drivers rely on this section of Alexandra Avenue every day.

The $146,000 investment is part of the Victorian Government’s $1.4 billion Towards Zero Action Plan, being delivered in partnership between the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and VicRoads.

The Towards Zero Action Plan aims to minimise fatal and serious injury crashes on Victorian roads.

“These small changes will go a long way to improving safety for the 14,000 drivers relying on Alexandra Avenue every day.”

—Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Nina Taylor

“We know there has been a history of crashes at this location on Alexandra Avenue, that’s why we’ve addressed the problems directly by adding a new concrete island which will better control traffic using this intersection.”

—Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Nina Taylor

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