Trucks to be banned from busy bayside road
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Trucks to be banned from busy bayside road

Trucks will be banned from a section of one of Melbourne's busiest bayside roads.

The new 24-7 ban will begin on February 25, stretching from Bay Street in Port Melbourne, along Beach Road to the Nepean Highway in Mordialloc.

A truck on Beaconsfield Parade.

A truck on Beaconsfield Parade.Credit:Daniel Pockett

Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford said the new ban would ease congestion on local roads and improve traffic flow.

“We’re leaving local roads for cars and moving freight onto freight routes, which will improve traffic flow and increase safety for the hundreds of visitors to the area as well as the local community,” she said.

A range of truck curfews have been trialled along Beach Road since 2017.

The bans do not include local delivery trucks or other heavy vehicles such as buses, caravans, cranes or concrete pumps.

VicRoads will now collect data to better understand how trucks use the Nepean Highway, to better manage the freight network.

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