Corrigan Road – Project Update
05 July 2019
Works to alter the line marking on Corrigan Road, between Cheltenham Road and Lightwood Road were completed last week.
The line marking project was aimed at providing a number of benefits to users of Corrigan Road, including:
• Reducing excessive traffic speeds (recorded along the whole length of Corrigan Road)
• Providing a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians
• Improve clarity for drivers as there were locations where it was unclear whether the road was one or two lanes wide (which has led to a number of accidents in the past few years)
Such line marking treatments are common within both Greater Dandenong and neighbouring municipalities. Other roads which have similar widths and volumes to Corrigan Road where such treatments have been successful include Gladstone Road in Dandenong North, Browns Road in Noble Park North and Warren Road in Parkdale. On these roads, safety was improved and there was no significant reduction in travel time for motorists travelling at the speed limit.
Since the installation of the line marking on Corrigan Road, Council has received some positive feedback and some concerns from residents in the area.
Council would welcome more feedback from users of Corrigan Road as drivers get used to the treatment.
If you would like to provide feedback or would like to speak to Councils traffic engineers directly regarding the treatment or other traffic issues in the area, please contact: LATM@cgd.vic.gov.au or 8571 5233.
One item of feedback where we would like to provide some clarity is regarding whether drivers are permitted to drive in the cycle lane. As per the Victorian Road Rules (Rule 158), drivers are permitted to enter cycle lanes and drive within them for up to 50m in order to pass a vehicle that is turning right or making a u-turn. Drivers are also permitted to drive over any of the line marking when entering or exiting the road.
Council roads are regularly monitored by Council’s traffic engineers to ensure optimal safety, traffic flow and movement is maintained.