Greater Shepparton City Council will be improving pedestrian crossings in various locations around Shepparton's central business district in mid-2019.

The works will involve creating raised pedestrian crossings (similar to those at the Vaughan Street shopping area) to encourage drivers to slow down and be more careful when approaching the crossings.

The project is intended to improve pedestrian safety, reduce traffic speeds, make parking safer and easier, and generally increase the area's accessibility and appeal.

The crossings will be upgraded on Fryers Street, Corio Street and North Street (see below for the specific locations).

Nearby businesses will be accessible at all times during the works.

Council has awarded contracts to complete the construction works, and expects construction to commence in May, and to finish in June 2019.

The project is part of Victoria's "Safe System Road Infrastructure Program", with involvement and funding from VicRoads and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Locations

The pedestrian crossings will be upgraded in the following locations. They are also visible on the maps below.

  • Along Fryers Street
    • at the Maude Street intersection (north end of the mall)
    • midway between Maude Street and Corio Street
    • west of the Corio Street roundabout
  • Along Corio Street
    • at the Stewart Street intersection (dependent on funding)
    • midway between Vaughan Street and Ashenden Street
  • Along North Street
    • just north of the Stewart Street intersection

Fryers Street Works

Three locations along Fryers Street have been selected for improvements.

  • Fryers Street and Maude Street intersection (north end of the mall)
  • Fryer Street pedestrian crossing, midway between Maude Street and Corio Street
  • Fryers Street and Corio Street crossing at the roundabout

These three crossing contracts have been awarded to Jarvis Delahey Contractors with works commencing in May. The works will precede sequentially, starting with the first location on Fryers and Maude Street and making its way eastward to the Corio Street crossing to minimise the impact of the work on road users.

The first site on Fryers and Maude Street will be the biggest set of works, seeing the whole intersection raised by 100mm. The pedestrian crossings on sites two and three will also be raised by 100mm.

Contractors will keep one lane open where possible throughout the works to maintain traffic flow. Parking will remain available on the open lanes.

Due to the nature of the works there will be noise and some dust in the area as construction takes place. Council would like to remind all road users and pedestrians to take care and observe signage when commuting in this area.

Pedestrians will still have access to businesses and shops at all times during the works.

All three sites are proposed to be completed in June 2019.

Corio and North Street Works

Two locations along Corio Street and one on North Street have been selected for improvements.

  • Corio Street and Stewart Street intersection (subject to funding)
  • Corio Street, midway between Vaughan and Ashenden Streets
  • North Street and Stewart Street intersection.

These sites have been awarded to Tactile Australia who will commence work in May.

Traffic will be restricted in this area to one lane at any time while the works are being done and will have traffic controllers to minimise any delays.

Due to the nature of the works there will be noise and some dust in the area as construction takes place. Council would like to remind all road users and pedestrians to take care and observe signage when commuting in this area.

Please allow for extra time when travelling in this area.

All three sites are proposed to be completed in June 2019.

For More Information

Specific details (like traffic arrangements) won't be known until a contractor is chosen to complete the works. Once this happens we will be able to provide a lot more information.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the project please contact Council's Project Management team on (03) 5832 9700 or through our Contact page.