We’ve heard concerns from our local community and are taking steps to improve safety in Trafalgar.
We’re investing in the technology to improve safety and to keep people and goods moving across Victoria.
In a Gippsland first, we’re installing CCTV cameras for monitoring traffic conditions at the intersection of Ashby Street and the Princes Highway.
The equipment is managed remotely by our expert traffic signal engineers in the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre (TMC).
If an incident occurs, the TMC is alerted and can remotely change the traffic lights and prioritise the flow of traffic, helping drivers to move smoothly and safely through the intersection
When something goes wrong, we’ll see it, tell you how to avoid it and keep you moving. This will also prevent further bottlenecks and crashes.
We’re also introducing safer speeds in Trafalgar, keeping local families safe. We’re implementing a safer speed of 60km/h on the Princes Highway, as well as 40km/h speeds near the primary and high schools and kindergarten, and where kids walk to and from school.
Trafalgar is growing, with more road users entering the highway from sideroads. As areas change over time, infrastructure and the way people move around also change.
After completing a technical review, as well as discussing the road environment with key stakeholders and residents, it is clear the current speed limits on several roads are not suitable.
Speed plays a part in every crash. It isn’t always the cause, but speed does change the severity of the outcome in a crash.
We’re also currently undertaking further planning to improve safety in Trafalgar. This includes investigating:
- Options to improve pedestrian safety to cross the Princes Highway at the traffic signals near Contingent Street in Trafalgar..
- Safety improvements at the intersection of Davey Drive and Princes Highway – further community engagement will take place on this later in 2021.