30/8/21

Thank you to everyone who has made an enquiry in relation to Maher Rd road safety improvements and shared trail. The next stage is for Council to develop a detailed design and go out for tender with construction in June 2022.



4/8/21

Road safety improvements and shared trail scheduled for 2022

Road safety improvements works and construction of a shared trail for Maher Rd are scheduled to commence between April and June 2022*.

To ask a question about the project or keep up to date with details you can

  • email Council at projects@hosbsonsbay.com.au
  • Join an online community drop in sessions on Wednesday 11 August from 6 til 7.30 pm. Click here to register
  • Chat with a Council Officer at the Better Places Laverton engagement session on Saturday 7 August from 11 to 1 pm at McCormack Park, Laverton. Due to State Government Lockdown this session has been cancelled.
  • Click the ' +Follow' button in the banner above to receive project updates
  • Click here to learn more about road safety improvements proposed for Railway Ave, Laverton.

Consultation for this project will close on Sunday 29 August at midnight.

*Note: Construction dates are subject to state government funding and availability of contractors.

What are the improvements?

The Maher Rd project will include

  • A new shared path* which will provide safe links for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Upgrade to crossing points which will
    • enhance pedestrian crossing safety
    • enhance way finding
    • include new paving treatments
    • lower car speeds.

Take a look at the concept plan and crossing drawings below for more details.

NOTE: the installation of the shared path will see the loss of the area historically used for (illegal) parking on the road verge on the railway side of Maher Rd.

    CONCEPT PLAN

    Crossing concept plans

    New crossing for the corner of Maher Rd and Bladin Rd

    Upgrade of existing crossing

    Background to this project

    Section 5.8 of the Better Places Laverton Guide outlines a project idea, titled 'Missing Links' which seeks to make Laverton a more walkable and bike friendly place. This project seeks to construct a missing pathway link and upgrade the existing road and streetscape to improve the connectivity, safety and function of the pedestrian and cyclist network.