Frankston City Council is completing the Brighton Street Reconstruction and Traffic improvement works between Humphries Road and Baden Powell Drive, Frankston South.
Why is this project needed?
Brighton Street was included in the Sweetwater Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study in 2019 and 2020. The study identified a number of community concerns with traffic in the area, including rat running, heavy traffic volumes, excessive speed limits and pedestrian safety, due to having no footpath along Brighton Street. The traffic treatments being implemented along Brighton Street will improve safety for residents, the local community, pedestrians and road users.
Scope of works
The Scope of works includes, but not limited to:
- Construction of a new concrete footpath on the north side along the even numbered properties of Brighton Street, between Humphries Road and Baden Powell Drive
- Construction of exposed aggregate footpath and retaining wall along Humphries Road near Brighton Street will connect to the existing broader path network along Humphries Road
- Convert part of Brighton Street to be one way (eastbound) for vehicle traffic between Humphries Road and Norman Avenue, to be achieved through a realignment of the kerb line and narrowing of the existing road width
- Modify Humphries Road and Norman Avenue, where intersecting with Brighton Street, to suit the one way traffic direction
- Modify the Hotham Street intersection to only allow a right turn into Brighton Street;
- Install a Bus suited Flat-Top speed hump outside No.9/No.16 and No.58/No.55 Brighton Street
- Construction of indented car parking bays on north side of Brighton Street between Norman Avenue and Baden Powell Drive
- Installation of new underground stormwater drainage pipes, between Humphries Road and Baden Powell Drive
- Asphalt resurfacing works between Humphries Road and Norman Avenue
This infrastructure project supports the Victorian Government’s objectives to develop markets for recovered materials and use recycled materials in products and infrastructure.
The project recycles the following materials as part of this objective:
‘Replas – Polyrok’ - Concrete with a substitute stone made from recycled soft plastics, will be used to construct pedestrian footpath, kerb and channel and indented parking bays along Brighton Street.
For more information on Polyrok, please visit https://www.replas.com.au/products/polyrok/
‘The Green Pipe’ – These 100% recycled soft plastics are used to build stormwater drainage pipes.
For more information on The Green Pipe, please visit https://www.thegreenpipe.com.au/
‘Downer Group – Reconophalt’ – The Asphalt road pavement at Brighton Street will be resurfaced using Reconophalt, made from recycled contents such as soft plastics, waste glass, crumb rubber from end of life tyres, waste toner from printer cartridges and reclaimed asphalt from end-of-life roads. For more information on Reconophalt, please visit https://www.downergroup.com/reconophalt
Council has allocated a budget of $710,000 excluding GST in the current 2020/21 financial year Capital Works Program.
Council received a $300,000 grant from the Victorian Government through Sustainability Victoria to incorporate recycled material as part of the road reconstruction works along Brighton Street, Frankston South. This work will help strengthen markets for recycled materials and is supported by the Victorian Government’s $380 million Recycling Victoria Action Plan to transform our recycling system and create a more prosperous Victoria.
Works are to commence in February 2021, and will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. The works will be complete by late June 2021 (weather permitting).
How will the works impact Residents and Road Users?
The construction works likely to generate noise and dust, which will be within the EPA’s recommended guidelines. Vehicular access to properties is likely to be affected. Our Contractor aims to provide at least 24 hours’ notice in case of restricted access to your property. Detours will be in place for traffic and public Buses will be re-directed by Picnic Street.
If you have any queries related to this project, please contact Council’s Project Manager, Karamveer Singh on 1300 322 322 or email Karamveer.Singh@frankston.vic.gov.au