Heidelberg-Kinglake Road motorcycle safety improvements

We’ve made safety improvements on Heidelberg-Kinglake Road between St Andrews and Kinglake to make the road safer for motorcycle riders, reduce road trauma and save lives.

What we've done

Heidelberg-Kinglake Road between Buttermans Track and Mt Jerusalem Track is a popular riding route for motorcycle riders and cyclists. 

To make the road safer for motorcycle riders we:

  • upgraded existing roadside barriers with new safety barriers and rub rails in high-risk locations to reduce the risk of run-off-road collisions
  • resurfaced and sealed gravel sections of the road in high-risk locations
  • sealed shoulders and some driveway surfaces to help motorcycle riders and other road users stay in control if they veer off the road
  • removed hazards from the roadside, including a redundant bus stop and old telecommunication poles
  • improved line marking and drainage.

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 the Department of Transport, so all road users including motorcycle riders, can get home safely.

Motorcycle safety Levy

Funds for the Motorcycle Safety Levy (MSL) are collected as part of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) premium in registrations for motorcycles with 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 visit our Motorcycle Safety Levy page.

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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