Archive for July 26th, 2010

Victoria’s Road Safety and Transport Strategic Action Plan for Powered Two Wheelers 2009 – 2013 was released by the Minister for Roads and Ports in 2009.  The plan is aligned with Victoria’s Road Safety Strategy: arrive alive 2008-2017 and the Victorian Transport Plan.  It contains actions to be undertaken in the first three years (2009 – 2011).  One such action concerns training those working in this sector. 

VicRoads has organised a free seminar targeting professionals involved in planning, design, construction, maintenance and reinstatement of road infrastructure to raise the awareness of how to improve motorcycle safety.
The free seminar is being held on Monday 6 September 2010 from 5 – 6.30pm at VicRoads Theatrette (Ground Floor, 60 Denmark Street, Kew).  Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the seminar.  RSVP by Monday 23 August for catering purposes only.  Download details of the seminar and registration here

Truck Action Plan

July 26, 2010 | No Comments | News

The preferred route for the Truck Action Plan has been announced after extensive consultation by VicRoads. It addresses the primary aim to get trucks off local streets and minimised impacts on property and the environment.

A two-stage truck action plan is to be implemented with hte aim of reducing the number of trucks using residential streets in Melbourne’s inner-west and improving access to the Port of Melbourne precinct:

  • Stage one involves the construction of new ramps connecting the West Gate Freeway and Hyde Street, enhancing connectivity to the Port of Melbourne. These ramps will face west to reduce pressure on the West Gate Bridge. Hyde and Whitehall Streets will be upgraded and Shepherds Bridge strengthened to ensure appropriate access for heavy vehicles. Stage one of this project is being managed and delivered by VicRoads.
  • Stage two is a medium term project. It involves an upgrade to Sunshine Road, Dempster Street and Paramount Road. This has been combined with WestLink, which is a proposed road tunnel between the Port of Melbourne and Geelong Road. This project is managed by the Linking Melbourne Authority.

More information click here

Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel is a major new rail tunnel between Dynon in the west and St Kilda Rd near Domain which will provide room for 12,000 extra passengers every hour.  Five new station locations and the preferred route for the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel have been released including details of the underground Arden Station in North Melbourne. 

Input into the preferred route and station locations is sought and is being managed online through a survey type response.  See the Melbourne Metro page and access the input system here.

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