This has just arrived…
Just a quick update for our CRG members following last week’s presentation on the issue of trucks on St Kilda Road.
We had hoped to have the newly proposed route for loaded trucks travelling to the Westgate approved and in use this week, unfortunately we haven’t been able to do so. The Road Safety Audit has been completed, as has a count of bicycle numbers that was also requested of CYP. We have been asked to do an analysis of the turning circles of trucks from Linlithgow Avenue onto Alexandra Avenue that is now complete and has been sent to RPV and City of Melbourne to review as of yesterday. Subject to approval from both parties, we are now aiming to have the route in use by Monday 17 August. As per previous advice, if we are able to put it in place earlier, we will.
We also spoke about repairing the road surface along the northbound stretch of St Kilda Road. We’re currently booking in a crew and a time slot for a road closure to do some work to fix a particularly bad dip in front of the Domain building. As discussed in the CRG, if there are any other areas of particular concern, please forward these through ASAP and we’ll review and determine if we can also do these while we fix the dip in front of the Domain building. In the meantime, we have temporarily patched the section in front of the Domain building ahead of the more permanent fix.
Regarding compliance, I received some reports that drivers were headed down St Kilda Road and the Nepean to head to the South East. We understand that the reason the drivers were not heading down the M1 for loads headed South East was to avoid roadworks that were underway on the M1. We’ve informed them that the M1 is to be used unless the road is closed entirely.
Finally, we’ve also been informed that in response to the community feedback on the issue of trucks, our main subcontractor has now appointed a dedicated resource to oversee compliance. They have been asked to review the adherence to truck routes and the reports of speeding as their first priority.
Thanks for everyone’s patience as we resolve these issues.
I’m sure that they meant to add…..sorry for 5 weeks of broken sleep.