Safer crossing on the way in Keilor

Works are underway to install a new signalised pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Green Gully Road and Arundel Road. (Supplied)

Keilor pedestrians will soon have a safer journey across the intersection of Green Gully Road and Arundel Road, with works underway on a new signalised pedestrian crossing.

Roads and Road Safety Minister and Niddrie MP Ben Carroll said $2 million intersection upgrade works will also include a new walking path along the median strip and raised platforms to better access local amenities, such as the Keilor Village Shopping Centre.

“We have listened to the local community and are installing a new signalised crossing to make it safer for pedestrians crossing the busy intersection of Green Gully Road and Arundel Road,” he said.

Mr Carroll said the crossing works will complement the recent upgrade of the intersection where the roads enter the Calder Freeway inbound.

“We have already made this road safer for motorists following the recent installation of traffic lights at the intersection,” he said.

“Now, we are making it safer for vulnerable road users too.

“We thank the Keilor community for their patience while we deliver these works.”

Crews will be on site from Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm, with reduced speed limits in place and traffic management on site to ensure the safety of workers and motorists.

The works are part of a $1.4 billion joint program with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to build road safety infrastructure to reduce road trauma and save lives.

Works are estimated to be completed in June, depending on weather conditions.