The Andrews Labor Government is trialing extended truck curfews on Beach Road from September, in an effort to improve safety and reduce traffic.
Member for Albert Park, Martin Foley announced the new curfews today, saying they are a big step to deliver a better outcome for the local community whilst redirecting traffic flows away from the local community.
Beach Road and Beaconsfield Parade are both busy roads, due to the popularity of the nearby foreshore and shopping strips in St Kilda and Port Melbourne.
Truck curfews are currently in place along Beach Road and Beaconsfield Parade, from 8pm to 6am Monday to Saturday and 1pm Saturday to 6am Monday – which is a key time for local cyclists and will make this popular route safer.
The new trial curfew will extend the bans to include the time between 6am and 1pm on Saturday. Trucks making local deliveries to the area will be exempt.
The results of a recent traffic and community survey will be used to help shape the trial of extended curfews.
Advance warning signs will be placed in the area to advise truck operators of the curfews and alternative routes.
Quotes attributable to Labor Member for Albert Park, Martin Foley
“We’ve listened to the local community and now we’re trailing this extended curfew to improve safety and reduce truck traffic volumes on these roads.”
“This is about recognising the needs of the local community and the many visitors to the area. VicRoads will work closely with all stakeholders to deliver the best and most balanced possible outcome.”