Irymple Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

  • Project value$335,000
  • Completion Date01 February 2022
IMG_1059.JPG

These upgrades are being delivered by Mildura Rural City Council in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and the Australian Government to improve the safety of vulnerable road users within Irymple’s residential streets, and at Karadoc Avenue’s sporting and senior college area.

The new safety features are designed to improve both safety in the local community and improve the amenity of your street. The Federal Government’s investment for this initiative is $335,000, and will improve road safety on Karadoc Avenue and Irymple residential streets.

Project Features

By aligning with Council’s Community Plan 2017-2021, this project provides a range of new safety features aimed at making Irymple safer for all road users. 


Karadoc Avenue

Reduction of Speed Limit from 60km/h to 50km/h
 
  • We are reducing the speed limit from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on Karadoc Avenue between Oasis Aged Care and the Calder Highway. This will improve safety of cyclists and pedestrians by reducing the likelihood of death and serious injury
  • Alignment of this speed reduction supports existing school zone speed limits. The area also has a pre-school, aged care and a major recreation facility
  • By entering this area at slower speeds, drivers have more time to react if something unexpected happens

Raised Pedestrian Crossing

We are installing a new raised pedestrian crossing in Karadoc Avenue.
 
  • The new raised pedestrian crossing follows requests from the Irymple Secondary College and Henshilwood Sporting Reserve users
  • The crossing will be at the same grade as the footpath to provide a safer crossing opportunity for pedestrians and people using mobility scooters
  • Lighting will be improved for safer night use
  • The reduced vehicle speeds will give drivers more time to react if something unexpected happens

Residential Streets

Reduction of Speed Limit from 50km/h to 40km/h. The speed limit reduction aligns with;
  • The Irymple Development Plan, where comments called for roads to be designed with slower speed limits
  • Council Speed Management Plan, where in 2017 community consultation overwhelmingly supported safer streets through reduced residential speed limits
  • Lower speeds will improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians by reducing the likelihood of death and serious injury when the unexpected happens
  • Align Irymple speed limits with those in Mildura

Traffic Islands

We are installing raised traffic islands on the entrance to residential streets that will:
  • Provide a pedestrian refuge while crossing the road
  • Reduce vehicles speeds when entering your street, giving drivers have more time to react if something unexpected happens.
  • Align Irymple street entrances to Australian Standards
  • Reduce the likelihood of a head on crash at the entry of your street