VicRoads has advised Elmore residents while a pedestrian crossing is unlikely to go ahead, they will monitor the safety and operation of an existing crossing point.ELAINE COONEY January 24, 2013 4:01am
VicRoads is assuring Elmore residents it will continue to monitor the safety and operation of an existing crossing point in the unlikelihood of funding for a formal pedestrian crossing in the short-term.
Last week Elmore residents vented their frustrations when VicRoads announced a plan for a pedestrian crossing in town was put on the backburner.
VicRoads regional director Mal Kersting said the existing crossing point on the Northern Hwy near the Elmore Post Office was operating safely.
‘‘It has appropriate signage for both pedestrians and vehicles along the highway,’’ he said.
‘‘Visibility is also good for the speed zone in this area, which in recent years has been reduced to 50 km/h to correspond with the strip shopping precinct.’’
The sign reads ‘Pedestrians must give way to vehicles’.
Many of the district residents said vehicles did not obey the 50km/h limit and were observed doing excessive speeds on the road.
Mr Kersting said VicRoads received many requests for pedestrian projects and all were considered and prioritised for potential funding based on the risk to pedestrians crossing the road.
‘‘These include pedestrian volumes, pedestrian casualty history, the types of and volumes of vehicles using the road and the existing speed limit at the location,’’ he said.
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