Eltham-Yarra Glen Road upgrade
We’re introducing safety improvements along Eltham-Yarra Glen Road between Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road and Melba Highway.
Project update - March 2017
We will shortly begin constructing road safety improvements along Eltham-Yarra Glen Road between Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road in Kangaroo Ground and Melba Highway in Yarra Glen. Works will include road safety improvements consisting of shoulder construction, installation of safety barriers, pavement marking and signage.
During construction we may be required to close one lane at times to complete works safely. Speed restrictions will also apply during works to ensure the safety of workers and the general community. We ask road users to be alert to changed traffic conditions and observe any signs in place.
The works will be managed to minimise disruption to traffic but delays may be experienced. Work is expected to start later this month and be completed by June 2017.
We are committed to minimising the impacts on residents, businesses and road users, however some noise and disturbance may be experienced during these works.
We thank you for your understanding and patience while this important work is completed.
We understand and share the value the community places on flora and fauna. As with all major projects, we need to balance the need to remove trees and the environmental impact, with the need to improve road safety and journey reliability.
We're committed to protecting the Nillumbik area and do this with the help and input of the community and environmental specialists, as well as implementing strict management plans.
We plan to give back to the environment in the following ways:
- tree heads and leaves will be mulched or chipped, and used in local schools and communities.
- high quality wood will be left within the road reserve for habitat where practicably possible.
- fauna crossings will be built along the roadside.
- nest boxes will be installed to replace hollow bearing trees that were removed.
We'll work closely with the local community at each stage of the project to ensure we meet our environmental commitments and will provide regular updates as the project progresses.
If you're interested in receiving these updates please email us.
- Tree removal: early January - late January
- Sign replacements: late January - mid February
- Barrier installation: mid February
The Victorian Government has allocated funding to the project as part of the Safer System Road Infrastructure Program.
Eltham-Yarra Glen Road has a history of run-off road crashes, where drivers have lost control of their vehicles and struck roadside hazards.
To improve safety along this road, we’re introducing:
- flexible safety barriers and guard fencing
- centre line rumble strips
- 50% more shoulder sealing
- additional signage
The safety measures we implement along the road will:
- prevent out-of-control vehicles from running off the road
- prevent head-on collisions
- raise driver awareness
- reduce the severity of crashes
We appreciate your feedback
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the community engagement activities for this project.
We’ve compiled a community feedback report which provides a summary of the feedback we received and how we have incorporated it into the final design.
The final design is based on safety, environment and emergency access for the local and wider community. We will provide regular updates as the project progresses.
To view the full history of our community involvement for this project, see below.
To find out more about this project, please get in touch.
Call: 03 9313 1227
Write: Eltham-Yarra Glen Road project, VicRoads, 499 Ballarat Road, Sunshine Vic 3020