Travellers along the main arterial road in Riddells Creek will have a safer journey thanks to works underway for new pedestrian lights.

Following a petition led several years ago, Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas has given the green light to a $400,000 upgrade to make it easier for those heading to nearby shops, schools and the train station.

Crews will remove an existing zebra crossing and replace it with more visible pedestrian operated lights, following a petition several years ago.

“I want to thank George and Robyn Francescutti for all their hard work in keeping this important issue on the agenda – I’m proud that we’re delivering a safer crossing for Riddells Creek,” Ms Thomas said.

“I’m proud to deliver this project with Regional Roads Victoria and ensuring the safety of particularly the children and elderly in the community.”

Regional Roads Victoria Northern Operations Manager Matt Gard said the project would improve visibility for drivers.

“With the white picket fencing it’s very hard to see pedestrians as you approach the zebra crossing,” Mr Gard said.

“People said it’s an accident waiting to happen.”

Ms Thomas said the project should be completed in about four weeks.