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Safety an issue on Kilmore’s Mikada Boulevard

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Pam Kiriakidis
Pam Kiriakidis
Pam Kiriakidis has worked as a journalist at the North Central Review since 2022, with a particular focus on the City of Whittlesea and stories for the Whittlesea Review. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communications majoring in journalism and focuses on politics, community, and health with the occasional niche sports story finding its way in front of her.

By Pam Kiriakidis

Speed concerns in Mikada Boulevard, a long road in Kingsgate Estate, Kilmore, have provoked residents to call for an additional speed hump.

A resident who lives along the estate, who did not wish his name to be published, said Mikada Boulevard was known for speeding vehicles, especially when the road turned into Royal Parade. 

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“People get past the second speed hump and they absolutely floor it, and towards the south side end, people drive past doing 90 kilometres per hour – that’s not a joke,” he said.

“There’s a very tight corner right at the end of Mikada where it turns into Royal Parade, and that’s like a black spot. There’s so many times people have almost head-on [collision] there.”

Despite two speed humps installed along Mikada Boulevard a few years ago, the resident said there needed to be at least  one other speed hump at the other end, an issue he raised with Mitchell Shire Council last year.  

“They did put two speed humps in about a year or two after the estate was done, and then that was it, they didn’t do any more,” he said. 

“That’s quite a long road, they haven’t bothered to do the other end of it.”

Mitchell Shire Council chief executive officer Brett Luxford thanked the community for raising the issue but said the council had no record of speeding complaints near the corner of Mikada Boulevard and Royal Parade.

Mr Luxford said council would investigate the traffic speed and volume in the area to assess the concern. 

“This investigation will determine if additional traffic control measures are needed in addition to the existing speed humps, seagull intersection treatments and roundabout,” he said.

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  1. They should be looking at Northview Rd. It’s now a drag strip. Some don’t even slow down for the speed hump. Kids in the street have no chance with these idiots. Mostly twin cabs. 1 Toyota every morning between 7.00 7.30 flys overs it.

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