Works to make Merrivale Drive safer will begin this week.
Under the $373,000 project, funded through the Victorian Government's Safe Travel in Local Streets program, enhancements to Merrivale Drive will include a raised pedestrian crossing at Merrivale Primary School, pedestrian refuges, coloured cycling lanes and a number of traffic calming measures.
Mayor Vicki Jellie said the works were in response to community feedback.
"A number of ideas were put forward and we're pleased to be in a position now to deliver the key elements from that collaborative process," she said.
"It's a growing area with lots of people, including school-aged children, moving about on foot and on bikes.
"At the same time it is the key road for vehicle access in and out of Merrivale."
Bicycle lanes, several recommended pedestrian crossing points and modifications to intersections will be included in the works, which are expected to take six weeks to complete.
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