Posts Tagged ‘VicRoads’

A history of Southbank Boulevard

The streets of Southbank have a long and complicated history, but the most confusing is Southbank Boulevard – a creation of the 1980s Melbourne. So how did the road come into being? An inspection of map 43 of Melway Edition 1 shows a completely different road layout existed through Southbank back in 1966. Melway Edition […]

Road trains carting rubbish across Melbourne

Last week the Monash Freeway was closed for hours thanks to a crash between two massive trucks and four cars, that thankfully resulted in no serious injuries. But for me the interesting part was the truck stuck in the middle of the pile-up – a massive A-double truck operated by Cleanaway. A crash involving two […]

Looking back at Reservoir’s rejected grade separation project

With work about to start on the grade separation of the High Street in Reservoir, it seems like a good time to look back at the missed opportunities of the past. Five roads meet at the level crossing: High Street Edwardes Street Broadway Cheddar Road Spring Street Forming a tangle of roads at the level […]

How did the horse cross the road?

On Fellmongers Road in the Geelong suburb of Breakwater there is what seems to be a normal set of pedestrian lights. But if you take a closer look, you’ll realise that the crossing doesn’t lead anywhere. And the push buttons are located at head hight. And there is an extra ‘don’t walk’ light mounted above […]

Flipping trucks with bollards in Melbourne

Bollards are support to protect pedestrians from stray road vehicles. But on Racecourse Road in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington, a set of bollards has done the exact opposite – destroyed a series of emergency vehicles on their way to save lives. From ABC News on 18 June 2014: Fire truck rolls on its way […]