Maroondah Highway safety improvements, Coldstream to Healesville

We’re improving safety along the Maroondah Highway, between Stringybark Creek in Coldstream and Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road in Healesville, as part of Towards Zero.

Infrastructure plays a vital role in keeping you safe, which is why we're installing a range of new technologies and proven safety features on roads across the state.

By installing these safety features and improving existing infrastructure, we can prevent serious crashes from happening, or reduce the severity of crashes when they are unavoidable.

Background 

Maroondah Highway is a popular tourist route in Victoria’s east, linking Melbourne and the growing outer suburbs to the famous Yarra Valley wine region. This stretch of the Maroondah Highway connects many well known wineries as well as breweries, restaurants and local farmers markets. 

Between July 2013 and July 2017, there were 11 serious injuries along this stretch of road and tragically, two people lost their lives.   

Most of the serious injuries occurred as a result of head-on collisions, due to vehicles drifting onto the wrong side of the road.

We’re looking at options to improve safety along the Maroondah Highway now, to build a future where no-one is seriously injured or killed on our roads. These options will be informed by community and stakeholder feedback.

Details

We’re considering a range of safety improvements along Maroondah Highway including:

  • installing flexible safety barriers to reduce the risk and severity of head-on collisions and run-off-road crashes
  • widening traffic lanes and road shoulders to accommodate for the installation of flexible safety barriers
  • installing rumble strips in high-risk locations to warn drivers when they begin to veer from their lane
  • exploring options for safer overtaking opportunities.

The project will be completed by 2020.

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Have your say

We will be working with local businesses to inform the final plans, and consulting with the broader community including landowners, councils and emergency services to receive feedback.

Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to visitors, residents, businesses and the environment during the project. 

Get in touch

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

Email: [email protected]

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