SPEED limits in a host of Dromana streets will be cut to 40kph.
This follows the Safer Residential Areas community consultation process in 2018 when 77 per cent of respondents told Mornington Peninsula Shire that vehicles were travelling too fast in residential streets and around the town.
The project was approved for funding through the federal government’s Black Spot Program.
The 40kph limits will affect streets including William, Seacombe, Carrigg, Beach, Pier, Odonahue, Heales, Verdon, Codrington, Permien, Foote, Clarendon, Hodgkinson, Ligar, James, Marcus, Judith, Noel, Marna, Solander, Graeme, Seacombe, Williams, Karadoc, Gibson, Arthur Seat and Francis, as well as Spencer, Joan and Watson avenues, and Palm Grove. Kangerong Avenue will be 50kph for its full length to Mary.
A new compact roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Ligar and Codrington streets, near Dromana Primary School, which the shire says will allow motorists to “better anticipate the intersection and adjust their speed accordingly, reducing both the likelihood and severity of collisions at this site”.
Compact roundabouts are said to be cost-effective compared with a standard roundabout but have a strong impact on safety by reducing fatal and serious injury crashes by about 85 per cent.
Works are under way on the roundabouts which are due to be completed by 15 July.