Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road speed limit change, Pakenham to Koo Wee Rup

06 May 2021

We’re reducing the speed limit from 90km/h to 80km/h on Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road between Greenhills Road, Pakenham and Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup – effective from Monday 17 May.

Following a number of recent incidents, the new 80km/h speed limit is being implemented to improve safety for all drivers while planning for more permanent safety measures along Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road is underway.

The planning and delivery of the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road Upgrade is being completed by Major Roads Project Victoria.

Map below: Location of the new 80km/h speed limit.

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Upcoming signage installation works

On Sunday 16 May and Monday 17 May, crews will be on-site to install new speed limit signs and yellow ‘New limit’ signs to increase driver awareness of the new speed limit.

Crews will be working at night between 9pm and 3am. During works, there will be:

  • a lane closure in place, with traffic management to help drivers continue travelling in both directions
  • reduced speed limits to keep our crews safe

Please observe traffic management signage and watch out for our crews when travelling through these areas. Please also note that these dates and times may be subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.

Background

This section of Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road between Greenhills Road and Rossiter Road provides a key north-south connection between the Princes Freeway and South Gippsland Highway.

Approximately 15,000 vehicles travel on this road every day. Within the five-year period leading up to 11 February 2021, there were 36 crashes along this section of road; tragically two of these crashes resulted in fatalities and 14 have resulted in serious injuries.

The new 80km/h speed limit will increase journey times by approximately one minute. As a community, we should never value shaving a couple of minutes off our journey over potentially losing a life or causing a life-changing injury. 

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