Heidelberg-Kinglake Road motorcycle safety improvements

We’re making Heidelberg-Kinglake Road safer to reduce road trauma and save lives.

Project update - March 2022

We’re making it safer for motorcycle riders on Heidelberg-Kinglake Road between Buttermans Track and Mt Jerusalem Track in St Andrews. 

Crews will deliver a number of improvements which include resurfacing high-risk sections of the road and installing protective features, including rub rails to help protect motorcycle riders.

Work is expected to start late March and will be completed later in 2022, weather permitting.

What this means for you

Our crews will be working from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm, with the possibility of some weekend work.

During works, drivers may experience the following disruptions:

  • a reduced speed of 40km/h through the work site during construction hours, to protect both workers and drivers
  • we may need to close one lane from time to time during works and will have traffic controllers onsite to help guide you through the area
  • access to properties may be temporarily restricted at times during construction. We will be in contact with impacted landowners prior to any works occurring.

If you’re travelling through the area, keep an eye out for changed traffic conditions. Plan-ahead by using the VicTraffic app for up-to-date traffic and delay information, and allow for an extra five minutes travel time. 

What are we doing

Heidelberg-Kinglake Road between Buttermans Track and Mt Jerusalem Track is a popular riding route which we’re upgrading to create a safer riding environment for motorcyclists. 

In the five-year period leading up to June 2020 there were 23 motorcycle crashes recorded along this section of Heidelberg-Kinglake Road. Thirteen of these crashes resulted in people suffering serious injuries with one person tragically losing their life. 

Works to improve motorcyclist safety include:

  • upgrading existing roadside barriers and installation of flexible safety barriers in high-risk locations to further reduce the risk of run-off-road collisions
  • road resurfacing works and sealing gravel sections of the road in high-risk locations
  • shoulder sealing and some driveway resurfacing works to help motorcycle riders and other road users stay in control if they veer off the road
  • improving linemarking and undertaking minor drainage works.

These upgrades will also improve safety for other vulnerable road user groups including cyclists.

This project is funded by the Motorcycle Safety Levy and is being delivered by VicRoads, so all road users, including motorcycle riders can get home safely.

Motorcycle safety Levy

The Motorcycle Safety Levy (MSL) is collected as part of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) premium in registrations for motorcycles with an engine capacity of 126cc or above. 

This levy contributes to projects that improve the safety of motorcycle riders to help prevent crashes or reduce the severity when a crash does occur. Infrastructure improvements is the largest area of investment from the levy.

Too many motorcycle riders are dying or being seriously injured on our roads - and it is the responsibility of all of us, both drivers and riders, to change this.

For further information on projects funded from the levy, please refer to the Motorcycle Safety Levy page.

Get in touch

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

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