Road safety improvements
McBride Road extension/Beaconsfield-Emerald Road intersection, Upper Beaconsfield
We are planning to carry out works to improve safety at the intersection of the extension of McBride Road and Beaconsfield-Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield. VicRoads and Victoria Police have indicated their support for these proposed safety improvements.
The plans have been referred to emergency services and the Upper Beaconsfield Association for comment.
- Concrete kerb and channel works to build a kerb extension to prevent motorists from turning directly into the McBride Road extension from Beaconsfield-Emerald Road.
This barrier will prevent motorists from entering the McBride Road extension. It has been determined as the most appropriate way to address the safety issues without impacting community services. Alternative access to the McBride Street extension will be available from Salisbury Road.
The Mobile Library’s use of this location means full closure of the road is not practical.
Depending on the outcome of this consultation, works are proposed for early-2018.
Reason for the changes
- This intersection has a history of safety concerns.
- Poor sight lines for motorists turning out of Halford Street.
- Motorists using it as a cut-through to Salisbury Road.
- Victoria Police have reported that many motorists have been ignoring the left-turn ban put in place in 2012 following improvements to the Salisbury Road/Beaconsfield-Emerald Road intersection. Frequent infringement notices are being issued to motorists making the illegal and dangerous left turn.
- Upper Beaconsfield Township Strategy 2009 envisioned changes to the layout of this intersection to improve motorist and pedestrian safety.
5pm, Friday 10 November 2017