Making Armstrongs Road intersection safer
30 Oct 2020
Work to make the intersection of Armstrongs Road and Railway Parade in Seaford safer for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists started last week.
The work, which is part of the Seaford Road Level Crossing Removal Project, will upgrade and signalise the notorious intersection. The inclusion of traffic lights will create a safer connection for locals and more accessible and safer access for pedestrians and cyclists.
The intersection, near the Armstrongs Road level crossing, currently does not have any traffic lights and lacks distinct turning lanes making it risky for motorists.
Currently vehicles entering Railway Parade from Armstrongs Road are required to stop at a stop sign, with no way to stop traffic on Railway Parade to enable vehicles to clear the level crossing when trains approach. The new traffic signals will be connected to the level crossing and will help manage vehicle movements to and from Railway Parade.
Pedestrian crossings will help people cross at an intersection which currently has no clear crossing points.
With initial works bought forward to start earlier than planned, there will be minimal disruptions for locals as crews work to install traffic signals, extra lighting and new accessible pedestrian crossings that will provide safe access to local buses and the new shared use path.
Traffic management will be in place to help people move safely through the area and work to upgrade the intersection is set to be completed by the end of 2020.
The level crossing at Seaford Road, the main connection between Nepean Highway and Frankston Freeway, was removed in late 2018 with the revitalisation of RF Miles Reserve wrapping up in early 2020.
Works to build more than six kilometres of walking and cycling paths in Seaford will finish by the end of this year.
The southern end of the Frankston line has been a hive of activity over the past few years with six level crossings removed in Carrum, Seaford, and Frankston as well as two new stations. Lathams Road has been upgraded and work on the Mordialloc Freeway continues.
Works at Seaford are part of a $3 billion investment on the Frankston line, which includes removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations, upgrading signalling and rail infrastructure and other safety improvements.