Community Gateways

We're improving road safety in Koo Wee Rup, Garfield, Yarra Glen and Pearcedale communities, as part of Towards Zero.

Update

Drivers using major roads entering Koo Wee Rup, Garfield, Yarra Glen and Pearcedale will soon see community gateways, with construction beginning in February at the below locations:

Koo Wee Rup

  • Koo Wee Rup-Longwarry Road, Koo Wee Rup
  • Longwarry Rd, Healesville-KooWee Rup Road
  • Sybella Avenue, Koo Wee Rup
  • Koo Wee Rup Rd, Koo Wee Rup Rossiter Road

map of Koo Wee Rup showing community road safety improvements

Pearcedale

  • Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale
  • Baxter-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale

map of Pearcedale showing community road safety improvements

Garfield

  • Nar Nar Goon-Longwarry Nar Nar Goon Road, Garfield
  • Longwarry Nar Nar Goon Road, Garfield

map of Garfield showing community road safety improvements

Yarra Glen

  • Eltham-Yarra Glen Road
  • Melba Highway

map of Yarra Glen showing community road safety improvements

Construction will take place between 9:30am to 4pm Monday and Friday.

Temporary 40km/h speed zones will be in place to protect both workers and road users during works. If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for changes to traffic conditions and plan ahead for minor delays.

We’ll have traffic management in place to safely direct traffic during these times.

Thank you for your patience while we make these important road safety improvements.

About the project

Many of Victoria’s towns are connected by high-speed roads, where drivers and riders are required to significantly lower their speed when approaching communities. 
Motorists can miss these speed signs as they enter a town, making them more likely to travel over the speed limit when driving through the community.
We’re installing community gateways on major roads at entrances to regional towns, to help motorists recognise the speed limit and welcome them to town.  
Community gateways include: 
  • large signs on green backgrounds, displaying the speed limit and town’s name
  • eye-catching painted lines on the road, leading into the gateway 

These new signs and markings will make it easier to see speed limit changes and slow down, improving safety for people living in and travelling through regional communities.

Get in touch

To find out more about community gateways, email: [email protected]

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