The new protected bike lanes on Railway Parade between Meltham and Maylands stations were completed in 2022. To support the new road environment on Railway Parade, the speed has been permanently reduced to 50 km/h between Grand Promenade and Third Avenue. Raised plateaus are also being considered for key locations along Railway Parade.
In April-May 2023, an interim safety improvement will be installed at the junction of Guildford Road and Seventh Avenue. This temporary treatment has been designed to stop vehicles turning right from Seventh Avenue, or travelling straight across Guildford Road, reducing the crash risk at this busy location. It will remain in place until the intersection is signalised in 2024-25.
By mid-2023, we also expect work to be underway on the new traffic signals at the junction of Railway Parade and Whatley Crescent. These will allow motorists to turn right from the Hotham Bridge and provide improved, direct access to the Maylands town centre.
Caledonian Avenue and Whatley Crescent intersection has been temporarily modified to a 3-way junction under signal control. We are working with the community and stakeholders to determine the permanent treatment for this intersection.
A series of additional road enhancements are being planned to improve access in and around the town centre, including intersection improvements that will improve pedestrian connectivity at Guildford Road and Eighth Avenue.
Planning for the town centre revitalisation works has also been funded with $325,000 from the State Government. This planning study will consider the outcomes of a recent Healthy Streets assessment and workshop, and look at ways to make the town centre streets more people-friendly to enhance the town centre.