New designs for Hoddle Street released

The Victorian Government revealed preliminary designs for four intersections to be upgraded along Melbourne’s notorious Hoddle Street-Punt Road corridor.The Victorian Government revealed preliminary designs for four intersections to be upgraded along Melbourne’s notorious Hoddle Street-Punt Road corridor.

The new Streamlining Hoddle Street project aims to use new intersection configurations, including continuous flow intersections, to improve safety and efficiency along the busy section of road network.

The preliminary designs cover the intersections of Swan Street, Brunton Avenue, Johnston Street and the Eastern Freeway.

A continuous flow design has been outlined for the intersection at Hoddle and Swan Street to combat congestion caused by right turning vehicles.

One right hand turning lane will be removed at Brunton Avenue and right hand turns will be removed at the Johnston Street intersection in place of a P-turn.

A third, outbound on-ramp lane will also be added for the Eastern Freeway.

The preliminary designs were developed last year through community input and technical investigations.

Construction of the new intersection layouts is expected to start in mid-2017.

The designs are now open for community input and Victorians can have their say on the designs by visiting: engage.vicroads.vic.gov.au.

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